The Mombasa carnival features parades and floats from every conceivable cultural and religious group in Kenya. There are two main parades which converge onto Moi Avenue which feature incredible floats, costumes and music. The main stage features local bands and dancers, with the smaller stages giving you the chance to see local traditional Kenyan dances
Ramadan (Id Al Feter)
Jamhuri (Independence) Day
"Ramadan in Kenya is mainly celebrated along the East Coast, where the majority of the Muslims live. It is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar and the dates vary significantly from year to year, since it is determined by the phases of the moon.
Muslims fast and pray during the daylight hours when there is a quiet and serene atmosphere. Only towards the evening do people emerge in preparation for breaking their fast. If you are a visitor to orthodox areas during this time, you may find that restaurants do not serve food. The fasting of Ramadan culminates with Id al Feter, a huge feast, thoroughly enjoyed by all those who have survived the heat of the holy month"
Jamhuri Day is Kenya's most important holiday. The country celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom since 12 December 1963 with feasting, dancing, military parades, air shows and long political speeches. Kenyans like to celebrate with food, so Jamhuri Day is a good chance to try local delicacies, from Ugali (ground maize flour and water) and fish to Githeri (boiled maize and beans), Mursik (fermented milk) and Ingoho (a chicken dish). Each area has its own favourites.