Obama Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Barack Obama's birthday, which is August 4.
Obama Day
Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg
President Obama
Observed by Kenya, United States
Type National
Date November 6
Next time 6 November 2014 (2014-11-06)
Frequency annual

Obama Day was a national holiday celebrated in Kenya on November 6, 2008, in honor of Barack Obama's victory in the United States presidential election, 2008.[1][2]

Shortly after the U.S. election result was announced, Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki declared the holiday, because Obama's father, Barack Obama, Sr., was Kenyan.[3]

Perry County, Alabama, also declared the 2nd Monday of November to be Barack Obama Day.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orlale, Odhiambo (November 6, 2008). "Kenyans can learn a lot from US poll". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  2. ^ Rothmeyer, Karen (November 6, 2008). "Dreams from his father". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Kenya declares holiday for Obama". BBC News. November 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Renamed schools, streets mark early tributes to Obama". USA Today. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2013.