School Holidays October 9, 2018

School Holidays in Kenya in 2019

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Main School Holidays in Kenya in 2019

The Ministry of Education determines school holidays in Kenya. 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. The Academic year in Kenya starts in January and ends around end-October or beginning of November, just before the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams are held.

  • Term 1 Half Term Holidays: Pre-Primary and Primary School From 18-Feb-19 to 24-Feb-19 ; Secondary School from 18-Feb-19 to 24-Feb-19
  • Term 1 Holidays: Pre-Primary and Primary School From 8-Apr-19 to 26-Apr-19 ; Secondary School from 8-Apr-19 to 26-Apr-19
  • Term 2 Half Term Holidays: Pre-Primary and Primary School From 17-Jun-19 to 23-Jun-19 ; Secondary School from 10-Jun-19 to 16-Jun-19
  • Term 2 Holidays: Pre-Primary and Primary School From 5-Aug-19 to 23-Aug-19 ; Secondary School from 5-Aug-19 to 23-Aug-19
    KCPE Exam Period Pre-Primary and Primary School From 28-Oct-19 to 2-Nov-19
  • Term 3 Holidays: Pre-Primary and Primary School From 28-Oct-19 to 1-Jan-20 ; Secondary School from 28-Oct-19 to 1-Jan-20

Holidays in Kenya in 2019

Date Holiday
1 Jan New Year’s Day
19 Apr Good Friday
22 Apr Easter Monday
1 May Labour Day/May Day
1 Jun Madaraka Day
6 Jun Eid al-Fitr
12 Aug Eid al-Adha
10 Oct Moi Day
20 Oct Mashujaa Day
21 Oct Mashujaa Day observed
12 Dec Jamhuri Day
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day