Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration, Kithure Kindiki, has declared Friday April 21st 2023, as a public holiday.
According to Gazette Notice No. 5045, CS Kindiki announced that the holiday is to celebrate mark Idd-ul-Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act, declares Friday, 21st April, 2023, shall be a public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr,” the notice reads.
For Muslims, Idd-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It’s a joyful holiday when the faithful celebrate the completion of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting.