Obama Day

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Obama Day
Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg
President Obama
Observed byKenya
DateNovember 6

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


  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.