Nigeria has a total of 28 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Women's Day
Sunday, March 8, 2020 Women's Day is a observance in Nigeria
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Nigeria (Abuja)
Mothering Sunday
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Mothering Sunday is a observance in Nigeria
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Workers' Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Id el Fitr
Sunday, May 24, 2020 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.
Id el Fitr additional holiday
Monday, May 25, 2020 Id el Fitr additional holiday is a public holiday in Nigeria
Children's Day
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Children's Day is a observance in Nigeria
Democracy Day
Friday, June 12, 2020 Democracy Day is a public holiday in Nigeria
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Nigeria (Abuja)
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Father's Day is a observance in Nigeria
Id el Kabir
Friday, July 31, 2020 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.
Id el Kabir additional holiday
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Id el Kabir additional holiday is a public holiday in Nigeria
Al-Hijra
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Nigeria (Abuja)
National Day
Thursday, October 1, 2020 National Day is a public holiday in Nigeria
Id el Maulud
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Nigeria (Abuja)
Sambisa Memorial Day
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Sambisa Memorial Day is a local holiday in Nigeria
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Nigeria
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.