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Obama Day

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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, Perry County, AL
Type National, local
Date November 6
Next time 6 November 2016 (2016-11-06)
Frequency annual

Obama Day is a national holiday celebrated in Kenya on November 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 second Monday of November to be Barack Obama Day.[4]


  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.