Nigeria Public Holidays
Public holidays in Nigeria are a mix of movable Muslim holy days, Christian celebrations and national pride events. About 14 Nigeria Public Holidays are declared each year. Holidays in Nigeria can be especially tricky for travelers, because four Muslim public holidays move from year to year. Only the Nigerian government can declare special holidays on a year-to-year basis.
Boxing Day, Christmas Day, Easter Monday and Good Friday are considered national public holidays in Nigeria. These Christian holidays may be influenced by being a British colony.
The Nigerian government recognizes four Muslim holidays as public. They include Ramadan, Mawlid, Eid al-fitr and Eid al-Adha. These follow the Muslim calendar and thus, may fall on different days each year.
National Pride/Social Groups
Worker’s Day, Children’s Day, Independence Day and Democracy Day are all national holidays.
Here is a list of Nigerian Public Holidays 2013 Calendar
New Year’s Day
Milad un Nabi (The Prophet’s Birthday)
International Children’s Day
Eid-al Fitr (End of Ramadan)*
Eid-al Fitr Holiday
Eid-al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)*
Eid-al Adha Holiday
* Please note that Muslim holiday dates are an estimate and not exact, that’s because they are subject to the lunar calendar. Dates are usually confirmed a day or two before depending on moon citations.
Disclaimer: Please note that due to last minute change in public holidays, we can not and will not be held responsible for any error or change in the above Nigeria 2013 public holidays calendar. In-order to confirm the above calendar, we advise you to find and contact the Embassy or consulate of Nigeria.
Wish you a happy and pleasant Nigerian holidays 2013