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Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2016

Nigeria Upcoming Public Holidays in Nigeria

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 22 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 23 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was ...

Christmas Day (observed)
Christmas Day (observed)

27 December 2016 This National holiday is in 24 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Nigeria List of National Public holidays of Nigeria in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Friday March 04 Mar 4 Public Holiday Oyo. Coronation of the Olubadan of Ibadan land
Tuesday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Workers' Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Workers' Day Holiday
Tuesday May 03 May 3 Public Holiday Edo. Public sector
Wednesday May 04 May 4 Public Holiday Edo. Public sector
Thursday May 05 May 5 Public Holiday Edo. Public sector
Friday May 06 May 6 Public Holiday Edo. Public sector
Friday May 27 May 27 Childrens Day A public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children
Sunday May 29 May 29 Democracy Day Commemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
Monday May 30 May 30 Democracy Day Holiday Public Holiday as Democracy Day falls on a Sunday
Monday June 13 Jun 13 Public Holiday Osun, Oyo. marks the annulled general election of 1993
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Monday August 22 Aug 22 Public Holiday Osun, commemoration of the annual Isese Day
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Id el Kabir Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Id el Kabir Holiday
Tuesday September 27 Sep 27 Public Holiday Edo only. Banks and corporates excluded. For voting in elections
Wednesday September 28 Sep 28 Public Holiday Edo only. To allow participation in elections
Saturday October 01 Oct 1 Independence Day Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
Monday October 03 Oct 3 Hijri New Year Osun, Oyo only. Islamic New Year
Monday October 03 Oct 3 Independence Day Holiday Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
Tuesday October 04 Oct 4 Hijri New Year Jigawa, Kano,Kebbi, Sokoto. Islamic New Year
Thursday October 20 Oct 20 Public Holiday Edo only. For Oba's Coronation
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December
Tuesday December 27 Dec 27 Christmas Day (observed)

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