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2023 NIGERIA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Nigeria is

25th December, SundayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Nigeria in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY

Public Holidays in Nigeria

Christmas

Christmas

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Christmas is in 22 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Monday Dec 26, 2022

The upcoming Nigeria holiday Boxing Day is in 23 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Monday Jan 01, 2024

The upcoming Nigeria holiday New Year's Day is in 394 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Nigeria Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Nigeria which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Nigeria holiday calendar for 2023 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.