2022 NIGERIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Nigeria is
15th April, FridayGood Friday
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Nigeria in 2022
|SaturdaySat||Jan 01, 2022Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 15, 2022Apr 15||Good Friday|
|MondayMon||Apr 18, 2022Apr 18||Easter Monday|
|SundaySun||May 01, 2022May 01||Workers' Day|
|MondayMon||May 02, 2022May 02||Id-el-Fitr|
|TuesdayTue||May 03, 2022May 03||Id-el-Fitr Holiday|
|SundaySun||Jun 12, 2022Jun 12||Democracy Day|
|SaturdaySat||Jul 09, 2022Jul 09||Id el Kabir|
|SundaySun||Jul 10, 2022Jul 10||Id el Kabir Holiday|
|SaturdaySat||Oct 01, 2022Oct 01||National Day|
|SaturdaySat||Oct 08, 2022Oct 08||Id el Maulud|
|SundaySun||Dec 25, 2022Dec 25||Christmas|
|MondayMon||Dec 26, 2022Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Public Holidays in Nigeria
Friday Apr 15, 2022
The upcoming Nigeria holiday Good Friday is in 85 days from today.
Monday Apr 18, 2022
The upcoming Nigeria holiday Easter Monday is in 88 days from today.
Sunday May 01, 2022
The upcoming Nigeria holiday Workers' Day is in 101 days from today.
2022 Public Holidays Nigeria Service
The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Nigeria which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Nigeria holiday calendar for 2022 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.