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The next public holiday in Nigeria is

9th July, SaturdayId el Kabir

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Nigeria in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Workers' Day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02Id-el-Fitr
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Id-el-Fitr Holiday
SundaySunJun 12, 2022Jun 12Democracy Day
SaturdaySatJul 09, 2022Jul 09Id el Kabir
SundaySunJul 10, 2022Jul 10Id el Kabir Holiday
SaturdaySatOct 01, 2022Oct 01National Day
SaturdaySatOct 08, 2022Oct 08Id el Maulud
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Nigeria

Id el Kabir

Id el Kabir

Saturday Jul 09, 2022

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Id el Kabir is in 11 days from today.

Id el Kabir Holiday

Id el Kabir Holiday

Sunday Jul 10, 2022

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Id el Kabir Holiday is in 12 days from today.

National Day

National Day

Saturday Oct 01, 2022

The upcoming Nigeria holiday National Day is in 95 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.