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Kenya 2018 Idd-ul-Adha Public Holiday

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: November 3, 2021

Kenya's Interior Minister, Fred Matiang’i, has released a special Gazette Notice declaring next Tuesday, August 21, 2018, a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Azha.

As per the aforementioned announcement ("It is notified for the general information of the public that, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government declares that Tuesday, the 21st August, 2018 be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Azha, 2018"), contrary to what happened last year (2017-08-30), when the Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Kenya was limited to Muslims, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, will be a non-working public holiday for all Kenyans.

A decade ago, during the quasi civil war that followed the 2007 elections (2007-12-30 and 2007-12-20), the Government of Kenya had gazetted Idd-ul-Adha as a new public holiday in Kenya (2007-12-14). However, the year after (2008-12-04), despite President Mwai Kibaki's promise to make it an annual public holiday (2007-11-06), the government of Kenya announced that the 2007 declaration of a public holiday for the Idd-ul-Adha had been a one-off affair.

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