Easter weekend is not here yet, but the excitement in Kenya promises never to stop this Autumn. There are festivals and events aplenty if you know where to look – let us show you where!
Annual national events in Kenya
Commemorating the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963, Africa Day is celebrated world-wide on 25 May. Each year a different theme is set focusing on its liberation from colonialism and aiming at showing how far Africa has come. If you are in Nairobi, look out for bazaars and other celebratory festivities in honour of this day. Call your friends, call a ride and have a good time together.
After pan-African pride comes national pride, with the celebration of Madaraka day on June 1st. Madaraka day, meaning ‘power’ in Swahili, commemorates the day in 1963 when Kenya became a self-governing nation after more than a century of rule as a British colony. Whilst it may not be as big as its sister celebration, Jamhuri day, it’s on a Saturday this year and will definitely afford time for friends and family to get together and celebrate in their own way.
Gearing up for the festivals at Nairobi’s Two Rivers mall
As one of Africa’s biggest malls in Africa, there’s always something going on at Two Rivers. The sixth Cake Art Affair on April 13th promises to be as exciting as ever – dress up in your brightest colours to support this year’s ‘Ray of Sunshine’ theme, aiming to raise awareness about depression among young people. Expect exciting music performances, unique art from local creatives and free cake tasting all day!
Again at Two Rivers but this time completely different, car enthusiasts should look forward to the annual Sunset GT car show, taking place on April 14th. Koin the thousands who will be there to see what’s on offer at this first of this year’s three Sunset GT car events, judging the Best Build and Show Car category. Whether you build them, drive them, or just love them, let UberX’s comfortable cars be your ride to this event.
Arts events thrive in Mombasa
Hosted by the Alliance Française in Mombasa, The Safari ya Sanaa Mombasa Art Exhibition will run from April 18th-21st. Celebrating life and environment and heritage, this event offers a wonderful opportunity for art and nature lovers to break away and make a weekend experience of the arts presented in so many mediums: visual, sculpture, decorative, film, and performance art.
However you plan to enjoy the next few months – with events and festivals or fun with friends and family – we’re there every step of the way to make sure things go as smoothly as possible.