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List of all Holidays & Observances in Nigeria 2019

Don’t we all just love it when we take some time out to rest from the everyday hustle and bustle of trying to keep body and soul together? Public holidays in Nigeria are just about the same anywhere else in the world. They are great periods of rest, unwinding and even meeting with long lost friends and family members.

Public holidays are legal holidays put in place by law in which citizens are to stay off work or any regular, everyday activities in order to commemorate, celebrate anniversaries, celebrate festivals or even mark regard an important person in the one’s country, depending on their past feat and achievement and how they did their country proud.

Most holidays fall on specific days of the year. Some holidays are however tied to certain days of the week or certain months. In this post, we highlight the list of all public and non-public holidays in Nigeria as well as their dates, and the day they fall in.

List of all Holidays in Nigeria 2019

DateNameType
1 JanTuesdayNew Year’s DayPublic Holiday
21 JanMondayPresident Buhari’s Re-Election Campaign HolidayLocal holiday
22 FebFridayElection DayPublic Holiday
8 MarFridayWomen’s DayObservance
20 MarWednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
31 MarSundayMothering SundayObservance
19 AprFridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
20 AprSaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
21 AprSundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
22 AprMondayEaster MondayPublic Holiday
25 AprThursdayPresidential VisitLocal holiday
1 MayWednesdayWorkers’ DayPublic Holiday
27 MayMondayChildren’s DayObservance
29 MayWednesdayPresidential Inauguration HolidayPublic Holiday
4 JunTuesdayId el FitrPublic Holiday
5 JunWednesdayId el Fitr holidayPublic Holiday
12 JunWednesdayDemocracy DayPublic Holiday
16 JunSundayFather’s DayObservance
21 JunFridayJune SolsticeSeason
12 AugMondayId el KabirPublic Holiday
13 AugTuesdayId el Kabir additional holidayPublic Holiday
1 SepSundayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
23 SepMondaySeptember EquinoxSeason
1 OctTuesdayNational DayPublic Holiday
10 NovSundayId el MauludPublic Holiday
22 DecSundayDecember SolsticeSeason
22 DecSundaySambisa Memorial DayLocal holiday
24 DecTuesdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
25 DecWednesdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
26 DecThursdayBoxing DayPublic Holiday
31 DecTuesdayNew Year’s EveObservance
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