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There are approximately twelve nationally recognized Public holidays celebrated in the Republic of Kenya, a country in East Africa.


Name
January 1 New Year’s Day
Varies Good Friday
Varies Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
June 1 Madaraka Day[1]
Depends on the sighting of the moon Eid al-Fitr
Depends on the sighting of the moon Eid al-Adha
October 10 Utamaduni Day[2] formerly Moi Day, formerly Huduma Day
October 20 Mashujaa Day (Formerly Kenyatta Day)
December 12 Jamhuri Day, marks the date of Kenya’s establishment as a republic on December 12, 1964.[3]
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day (Utamaduni Day in Kenya) [4][5]

This is a list of the most commonly celebrated holidays in the United States, not a list of federal holidays.

Rank Date Holiday % of Americans celebrating USD sales (in billions)[13] Main Symbols Description
1 December 25 (Fixed) Christmas 92–96%
[14][15][16][17]
$630.5 Christmas carols and popular songsChristmas dinnerChristmas treeschurch servicesdecorationsgift-givingSanta Clausshopping Christmas is the celebration of Jesus‘ birth. Celebrations are marked by decorations and exchanging of gifts between family members and friends. Most popular holiday based on greeting card sales. Also known for having the second highest church attendance (behind Easter). Widely celebrated as a secular holiday.
2 November 22–28 (Floating Thursday) Thanksgiving 87–90%
[18][19]
(part of Christmas sales) Giving thanks, prayer, feasting, spending time with family, football gamesparadesturkeytraveling Thanksgiving is a celebration of thanks for the previous year, with families and friends gathering for a large meal or dinner. Consequently, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year.[20] One-sixth of the turkeys consumed annually in the U.S. are eaten around Thanksgiving.[21][22]
3 May 8–14 (Floating Sunday) Mother’s Day 84%
[23][24]
$19.9 Breakfasts in bed, family meals, gift-giving, flowers Mother’s Day recognizes mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions that they make to society. Known for having the highest restaurant sales, even compared with Valentine’s Day, as well as the highest church attendance after Easter and Christmas.[25][26]
4 March 22 – April 25 (Floating Sunday) Easter 80–81%
[27][28]
$16.4 Church services, family meals, Easter egg decorating, egg hunts, the Easter BunnyEaster paradesEaster baskets, chocolates Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The highest church attendance happens on Easter.[26] Like Christmas, it has become a widely celebrated secular holiday, and customs observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades.
5 July 4 (Fixed) Independence Day (Fourth of July) 78–79%
[29]
$68.0
(Part of Back to School sales)
Fireworksfamily reunionsconcertsbarbecuespicnicsparadesbaseball games, carnivals and fairs Independence Day, also commonly known as the Fourth of July, marks the date that the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776. The holiday is best known for fireworks and barbecues. 45% of American celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, accounting for about $675 million in fireworks sales.[30]
6 October 31 (Fixed) Halloween 76% ±4.1
[31]
$6.9 Trick-or-treatingcostume partiescarving jack-o-lanterns, lighting bonfires, visiting haunted attractionshorror movies Halloween celebrations are marked by costumed children knocking door to door asking for treats, and costumed adults attending parties. The most popular holiday for candy sales, amounting to $3 billion in 2021, and $10.14 billion in total on Halloween related items including candy, decorations, costumes, and greeting cards.[32]
7 June 15–21 (Floating Sunday) Father’s Day 75%
[33]
$12.7 Family meals, gift-giving Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It accounts for the highest sales of ties and neckwear annually, around $12.7 billion.[34]
8 February 14 (Fixed) Valentine’s Day 55%
[35]
$18.9 Sending greeting cards, gift-giving, dating and romantic dinners, church services, candy, flowers Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love. It accounts for 224 million roses grown annually. 24% of American adults purchased flowers for Valentine’s Day in 2015.[36] The holiday comes in second in terms of annual restaurant sales, behind Mother’s Day.[25]
9 March 17 (Fixed) Saint Patrick’s Day 51%
[37]
$4.4 Parades, parties, shamrocks, leprechauns, display of the color greenIrish beer and Irish whiskeycorned beef, copious consumption of alcohol Saint Patrick’s Day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, parties, the wearing of green attire or shamrocks, and alcohol consumption.
10 January 1 (Fixed) New Year’s Day (New Year’s Eve) 37–45%
[38][39]
(Part of Christmas sales) Making New Year’s resolutions, church services, parades, football and hockey games, fireworks Observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. Known for being the holiday with the highest alcohol consumption, evidenced by the spike in sales around between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.[40][41]

Jamhuri Day

December 12th

Christmas Day

December 25th

Boxing Day

December 26th