List Of Public Holidays In Nigeria And Their Dates

There are lots of public hoidays in Nigeria. The most common include the Christmas, New Year, Easter and Id el Fitr holdiays in Nigeria. Most of these holidays are religious, national and even professional. Few persons know the List Of Public Holidays In Nigeria And Their Dates. We have decided to bring these holidays to your finger tips. The knowledge of this is essential for planning ourselves as well as for current affairs.

Wikipedia.org defined a Public Holiday as a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. It could also be called national holiday or legal holiday. The English Cambridge Dictionary defined holiday as a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax.

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The public holidays are generally days of celebration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event (eg, Democracy day), or can be a religious celebration like Christmas. Holidays can land on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar Calendar.

List Of Public Holidays In Nigeria And Their Dates

The list of holidays are below. Please note that certain holidays changes date yearly but fall within the same week. What usually changes is date and the week day. Meanwhile, others are fixed. The dates used here are for 2018.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Mon New Year’s Day
30 Mar Fri Good Friday
2 Apr Mon Easter Monday
1 May Tue Labour Day (Workers Day)
27 May   Children’s Day
29 May Tue Democracy Day
12 June   Democracy Day (starting from 2018 onward)
15 Jun Fri Id el Fitri
16 Jun Sat Id el Fitri Holiday
21 Aug Tue Id el Kabir
22 Aug Wed Id el Kabir Holiday
1 Oct Mon National Day (Independence Day)
20 Nov Tue Id el Maulud
25 Dec Tue Christmas Day
26 Dec Wed Boxing Day

That’s all on the list of all Public Holidays In Nigeria. Hope you found it helpful? Let’s hear from you.

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