Jamhuri Day Kenya
Eventvideo | DE 2017 | 1:21 min
Marc Sebastian Eils
Kenyans Together in Diaspora
Jamhuri Day (Republic Day) is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each year. Jamhuri is the Swahili word for „republic“ and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became an independent republic which happened on 12 December 1964. The country became an independent republic after gaining full self-governance from the United Kingdom on 1 June 1963. Jamhuri Day is regarded as Kenya’s most important day, marked by numerous festivities which celebrate the country’s cultural heritage and looks back at her journey to independence and self-governance.