Kenyan Holidays

  • New Year’s Day — Jan. 1
  • Labor Day — May 1
  • Madaraka Day (Self-rule) — June 1
  • Kenyatta Day (anniversary of the day Kenyatta was arrested) — Oct. 10
  • Jamhuri Day (Independence/Republic Day) — December 12

Lesson Plan Ideas for Kenyan Holidays:

  1. Read descriptions of the last three holidays listed – discuss the importance of these.
  2. What are some holidays that are unique our country? How are these similar to / different than the holidays of Kenya?
  3. Have a class party where you “celebrate” one or more of these holidays!