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Kenya 2020 Eid al-Adha Public Holiday July 31

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (Nairobi)
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 3, 2021

Kenyan Interior Minister, Fred Matiangi, has gazetted Friday, July 31, 2020, as a public holiday to mark the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holiday of Kenya.

Recall that, 3 years ago (2017-08-30), the Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in Kenya was limited to Muslims.

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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