Obama Day

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.

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.

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

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