Nigeria has a total of 28 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1
President Buhari's Re-Election Campaign Holiday
Monday January 21
Election Day
Friday February 22
Women's Day
Friday March 8
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday April 20
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22
Presidential Visit
Thursday April 25
Workers' Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1
Children's Day
Monday May 27
Id el Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Wednesday June 5
Id el Fitr additional holiday
Thursday June 6
Democracy Day
Wednesday June 12
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Id el Kabir
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Monday August 12
Id el Kabir additional holiday
Tuesday August 13
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
Sunday September 1
September Equinox
Monday September 23
National Day
Tuesday October 1
Id el Maulud
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday November 10
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Sambisa Memorial Day
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25
Boxing Day
Thursday December 26
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31