The Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i has declared Monday, 13th December a public holiday to mark Jamhuri Day. This is because this year's Jamhuri which is celebrated on 12th of every December falls on a Sunday.This day bears profound historical significance as it marks the attainment of Kenya’s independence and the birth of the Republic.
According to the Federal of Legal holidays, whenever a holiday falls on either Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is pushed forward to Friday and Monday respectfully.
However, when the holiday occurs on a weekend, this is no longer called "a holiday" but rather called "a long Weekend," since many people do not work on that Thursday and they take the following Friday off to have a four-day weekend.
Basically, the same applies to the African continent and more specifically Kenya. Kenyans should now know the fact that Jamuhuri day which will fall on Sunday is pushed forward to Monday. This is no longer called a holiday but a long weekend.
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