Most Kenyans are waiting for Madaraka Day because it is a key celebration for all of them in the history of the country. Madaraka Day is one of the most observed day in our national calendar. So, these celebrations are incomplete without wishing a very happy Madaraka Day to your friends, families, and colleagues. Of late everyone wants to wish Madaraka day in a unique manner. Are you in search for very Happy Madaraka Day wishes, quotes or images? We got your back in The following article which exposes to you Madaraka Day meaning, history of this day, Madaraka day messages, images and Madaraka wishes. Take a look below.
Madaraka Day Kenya
In Kenya, Madaraka Day is not just a day to enjoy, it is a time for us to remember the past of Kenya, give respect to the heroes and work for a healthier opportunity. For tourists, Madaraka Day is a chance to learn about the people, history and natural world of this exotic African country. The State House has revealed that 2018 Madaraka Day celebrations shall be organized in Narok DP William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta shall be in-charge of this year’s 1st June celebrations, or rather the 55th Madaraka Day event.
Madaraka Day history
Do you want to know Madaraka Day meaning? Let me explain it to you. Madaraka Day in Kenya is a national holiday which is celebrated every year on 1st June in the Republic of Kenya. This day is one of the important and popular festivals in Kenya. Madaraka is a Swahili word which represents power, responsibility, and governance. Madaraka Day is also known as “Siku ya Madaraka” in Swahili. Madaraka Day 2018 will be held on Friday, 1st June 2018 and Madaraka Day 2019 will be held on Saturday, 1st June 2019.
Madaraka Day is among the National Holidays set by Article 8 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Kenyans previously celebrated Madaraka Day (1st June), Kenyatta Day (20th October), Moi Day (10th October) and Jamhuri Day (12th December) before 2010. The constitution of Kenya removed Moi Day from the national holiday’s list of Kenya and high court decreed this holiday as public holiday. They also changed the Kenyatta Day to Heroes’ Day (Mashujaa Day).
On 1st June 1963 (celebrated as Madaraka Day), Kenya attained self- governance and on 12th December 1963, Kenya attained full independence from United Kingdom.
On 1st June 1963, Jomo Kenyatta became the Prime Minister of the Kenyan government which was newly-formed, looking for a final settlement with the previous British settlers. On 12th December 1963, Kenya authoritatively gained its freedom. Jomo Kenyatta, who was the first Prime Minister as well as first President of Kenya, once said that “Unity cannot be taken for granted”.
Under Article 8 of the constitution of Kenya, Republic’s national symbols are the National Anthem; the National Flag; the Public Seal; and the Coat of Arms.
Madaraka Day wishes
Madaraka Day is a day when Kenya became a self-governing country. Many people are often confused between Madaraka Day and Jamhuri Day, they mix up these two days. Let me clear this up for you.
Madaraka Day is a celebration of when our country Kenya attained internal self-governance while Jamhuri Day is celebrated when Kenya attained full independence.
Are you looking for the perfect beautiful happy Madaraka Day wishes to send to your close relations? Let your friends and families know that they mean so much to you by sending Madaraka Day wishes. Madaraka Day is the perfect time to send Madaraka Day messages to your close relations or loved ones.
The following are few Madaraka Day wishes which will help you to wish your friends and families.
- “Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government. Happy Madaraka Day!
- “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” Let this fact trouble your mind and heart this Madaraka Day
- “I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.” Lets remind our government this during this Madaraka Day.
- “Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.” This is the lesson we learn during Madaraka Day.
- “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” Lets be ourselves because we are reminded of our freedom this Madaraka Day
- “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” Happy Madaraka Day
- “I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” Madaraka Day Njema
- “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” Happy Madaraka Day
- “We celebrate independence but we still in dependent of aid, of free monies, of political aides. Our mindsets are still held captive. We need to break free from this slavery that’s holding us back from magnifying the prosperity potential of our country.Independence should not merely be a declaration on paper but a philosophy which our hearts, souls, and minds echo and carry on every day.
- ”This will always be our country, our nation, our land, the territory that is our home and well charity begins at home. Happy Madaraka Day brothers and sisters”.
- “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” Lets demand for our right to a corruption free Kenya this Madaraka Day
- “Happy Madaraka day to all Kenyans! Enjoy the celebrations and appreciate what your ancestors did to achieve self-determination, self-governance, etc. be safe… eg, don’t drink and drive! Harambee!”
- “I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” Happy Madaraka Day!
- “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men.” Wishing you a happy Madaraka Day
- “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.” Wish you a very happy Madaraka Day. God Bless you, my friend.
- “Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. Wishing you a happy Madaraka Day”.
Share these happy Madaraka Day messages with your loved ones and remind them that you are thinking about them on this auspicious occasion.
Madaraka Day images
Here are few images which will help you to wish your associates, friends and families a very happy Madaraka Day.
Madaraka Day celebrations
There are various ways to celebrate Madaraka Day with friends and families. You can celebrate this special day by spending quality time with family and friends, organizing parties at your own house, or traveling with your loved ones or close relatives to other towns.
In the year 2017, Madaraka Day was celebrated in Nyeri County and was leaded by our President Uhuru Kenyatta but this year the destination of Madaraka Day celebration has been changed.
Please have a look at the speech of our President Uhuru Kenyatta on Madaraka Day at Kabiruni grounds in Nyeri County.
Have a look at another video of Madaraka Day which is given below.
So, enjoy your holiday of Madaraka Day on 1st June and wish your loved ones a very happy Madaraka Day by using the above pictures and wishes. Tuko wishes Happy Madaraka Day to all Kenyans in advance. God bless you.