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The next public holiday in Nigeria is

25th December, SaturdayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Nigeria in 2021

FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Workers' Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Id-el-Fitr
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Id-el-Fitr Holiday
SaturdaySatJun 12, 2021Jun 12Democracy Day
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Id el Kabir
SaturdaySatAug 21, 2021Aug 21Id el Kabir Holiday
FridayFriOct 01, 2021Oct 01National Day
MondayMonOct 18, 2021Oct 18Id el Maulud
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Nigeria



Saturday Dec 25, 2021

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Christmas is in 58 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Sunday Dec 26, 2021

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Boxing Day is in 59 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Saturday Jan 01, 2022

The upcoming Nigeria holiday New Year's Day is in 65 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Nigeria Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Nigeria which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Nigeria holiday calendar for 2021 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.