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Jamhuri Day Celebration

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
Sponsor
Swahili Program, Less Commonly Taught Languages Program
Virtual
Date
Dec 9, 2020   4:00 pm  
Contact
Mary Gathogo
E-Mail
gathogo@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Jamhuri Day, also called Independence Day, one of the most important national holidays in Kenya, observed on December 12. The holiday formally marks the date of the country’s admittance in 1964 into the Commonwealth as a republic and takes its name from the Swahili word jamhuri (“republic”). December 12 is also the date when Kenya obtained its independence from Great Britain in 1963.

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