All Things Kenyan

Holidays

September Holidays in Africa

First Week in September Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: São Tomé and Príncipe September 1 National Day The establishment of the republic after the 1969 overthrow of King Idris I in commemorated. Celebrated in: Tanzania September 1 Heroes’ Day Dedicated…

December Holidays in Africa

First Friday National Farmers’ Day Celebrated in: Ghana December 1 Pioneers’ Day Celebrated in: Angola December 1 Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic A national holiday celebrating independence achieved on August 13, 1960. The country was formerly known as…

November Holidays in Africa

November 1 All Saints Day Celebrated in: Angola, Burundi, Chad, The Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo November 1 Revolution Day Commemorates the first well coordinated attacks on Nov 1, 1954, begun by the National…

October Holidays in Africa

October 1 National Day Commemorates Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Celebrated in: Nigeria October 1 Patriotism Day Celebrated in: Rwanda October 2 Independence Day Celebrates Guinea’s independence in 1958 from France. Celebrated in: Guinea October 4 Independence Day Celebrated in: Lesotho…

August Holidays in Africa

First Monday in August Farmer’s Day Celebrated in: Zambia August 1 Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: Angola August 3 Independence Day Anniversary of the 1960 declaration of independence. Celebrated in: Niger August 3 Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: Equatorial Guinea…

July Holidays in Africa

First Monday in July Heroes’ Day A memorial day for those who died in the independence movement. Celebrated in: Zambia First Tuesday in July Unity Day Celebrated in: Zambia Second Monday in July Reed Dance Day Also called Umhlanga Day.…

June Holidays in Africa

June 1 International Children’s Day Celebrated in: Angola June 1 Madaraka Day Celebrates independence in 1964. Celebrated in: Kenya June 1 National Holiday of Tunisia Celebrated in: Tunisia June 3 Martyr’s Day Celebrated in: Uganda June 4 Mouloud Birth of…

May Holidays in Africa

May 1 Labor Day Celebrated in: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, Seychelles, Senegal,…

April Holidays in Africa

April 1 Youth Day Celebrated in: Benin April 2 Creation of the Union of Central African States Day Anniversary of the Union’s establishment in 1968. Celebrated in: Chad April 3 Anniversary of CMRN Celebrated in: Guinea April 4 Peace and…

March Holidays in Africa

Second Monday in March Commonwealth Day A holiday celebrating Swaziland’s British Commonwealth status. Celebrated in: Swaziland Second Monday in March Youth Day Celebrated in: Zambia March 2 Victory of Adowa Celebrated in: Ethiopia March 2 Independence Day Anniversary of the…