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Eid al-Adha in Kenya

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Is Eid al-Adha a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Adha is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Kenya allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

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About Eid al-Adha

Read more about Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonSep 12Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2017SatSep 2Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2018WedAug 22Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2019MonAug 12Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2020FriJul 31Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2021TueJul 20Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2022SunJul 10Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2023ThuJun 29Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2024MonJun 17Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday
2025SatJun 7Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)Optional Holiday

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