School Holidays in Kenya 2020

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School term dates and holidays in Kenya are determined by the Ministry of Education. The MOE generally releases the official school term and holiday dates for the next year at the end of the current year.

The school year in Kenya begins in January and ends around end of October or beginning of November just before the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams are held.

The school year is divided into 3 terms. The holiday and term dates released by the MOE are followed by primary and secondary schools as well as colleges across the country.

School Holidays in Kenya 2020

*All dates are subject to errors and changes

HolidayDateNotes
New Year’s Day01-01-2020 
Half term Februaryfrom 17-02-2020
to 21-02-2020
 
Easter Monday13-04-2020 
Labour Day01-05-2020 
Idd ul Fitr24-05-2020 
Madaraka Day01-06-2020 
Half term Junefrom 15-06-2020
to 19-06-2020
 
Idd ul Azha31-07-2020Is a public holiday observed by Muslims only.
Date depending upon the appearance of the moon.
Moi Day10-10-2020 
Mashujaa Day20-10-2020 
Diwali14-11-2020Is a public holiday observed by Hindus only.
Date in accordance with the Hindu Calendar.
Jamhuri Day12-12-2020 
Christmas break 2020from 01-12-2020
to 06-01-2021
 

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