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2020 NIGERIA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Nigeria is

29th October, ThursdayId el Maulud

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Nigeria in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Easter Monday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Workers' Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24Id-el-Fitr
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Id-el-Fitr Holiday
FridayFriJun 12, 2020Jun 12Democracy Day
FridayFriJul 31, 2020Jul 31Id el Kabir
SaturdaySatAug 01, 2020Aug 01Id el Kabir Holiday
ThursdayThuOct 01, 2020Oct 01National Day
ThursdayThuOct 29, 2020Oct 29Id el Maulud
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Nigeria

Id el Maulud

Id el Maulud

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Id el Maulud is in 0 days from today.

Christmas

Christmas

Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Christmas is in 57 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Saturday Dec 26, 2020

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Boxing Day is in 58 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Nigeria Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Nigeria which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Nigeria holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Nigeria is one of the most multicultural societies in the world. Public holidays are categorized into three, religious holidays, public holidays, and national holidays. The laws governing the holidays are contained in the public holiday act. The president has powers to create or terminate holidays. The state governors also have powers to create holidays in their respective regions.

Workers always get a paid day off during public holidays. During the holidays, government offices and institutions remain closed. About half of the populations in Nigeria are of the Muslim religion. Christians take about 40% of the population. Most of the religious holiday celebrations are based on Muslim believes. The first major Muslim holiday in Nigeria is Eid al Maulud. The day commemorates the birth of Prophet Mohammed in 570 AD. The holy month of Ramadan is also honored, just like in any other Muslim nation. Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. The day is marked with lots of celebrations and feasting.

Christians celebrate Easter holidays and Christmas annually. Christmas is the most celebrated Christian holiday. The day is graced with lots of celebrations and festivities nationwide.

Public holidays such as the New Year and Labor Day are celebrated with intense kinds of festivities in Nigeria.

There are two main national holidays in Nigeria; Democracy Day and Independence Day. The most celebrated event is Independence Day. It is observed to honor the day Nigeria got independence after going through colonization by European colonies.