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List of all Holidays & Observances in Nigeria 2020

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 (2020) 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 or regard an important person in 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 2020 as well as their dates, and the day they fall in.

List of all Holidays in Nigeria 2020

DateDayNameType
1 JanWednesdayNew Year’s DayPublic Holiday
8 MarSundayWomen’s DayObservance
20 MarFridayMarch EquinoxSeason
22 MarSundayMothering SundayObservance
10 AprFridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
11 AprSaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
12 AprSundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
13 AprMondayEaster MondayPublic Holiday
1 MayFridayWorkers’ DayPublic Holiday
24 MaySundayId el FitrPublic Holiday
25 MayMondayId el Fitr additional holidayPublic Holiday
27 MayWednesdayChildren’s DayObservance
12 JunFridayDemocracy DayPublic Holiday
20 JunSaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
21 JunSundayFather’s DayObservance
31 JulFridayId el KabirPublic Holiday
1 AugSaturdayId el Kabir additional holidayPublic Holiday
20 AugThursdayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
22 SepTuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
1 OctThursdayNational DayPublic Holiday
29 OctThursdayId el MauludPublic Holiday
21 DecMondayDecember SolsticeSeason
22 DecTuesdaySambisa Memorial DayLocal holiday
24 DecThursdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
25 DecFridayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
26 DecSaturdayBoxing DayPublic Holiday
31 DecThursdayNew Year’s EveObservance
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