Public Holidays in Nigeria 2018

Upcoming Holidays in Nigeria

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Mon : New Year's Day

Thu : Public Holiday

  • Work free day to to enable Osun residents prepare for and participate in the Local Government Parliamentary Election on 27 January
  • States: Osun


Fri : Public Holiday

  • Work free day to to enable Osun residents prepare for and participate in the Local Government Parliamentary Election on 27 January
  • States: Osun


Thu : Public Holiday

Thu : Women's Day

  • The United Nations has declared March 8th to be a day when the world should celebrate, recognise and remember women and the accomplishments they have made to society.


Thu : Public Holiday

  • The Plateau government has declared Thursday, 8 March, a work-free day to enable residents to welcome the visit of President Buhari
  • States: Plateau


Thu : Public Holiday

Fri : Good Friday

Mon : Easter Monday

Mon : Public Holiday

Fri : Public Holiday

  • Work free day to to allow Ebonyi public servants to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration exercise
  • States: Ebonyi


Thu : Public Holiday

Tue : Workers' Day

Fri : Public Holiday

Tue : Public Holiday

  • Benue State Governor has declared 22 May 2018 a public holiday to honour the two catholic priests who were killed along with 17 worshippers in Mbalom
  • States: Benue


Tue : Democracy Day

Tue : Public Holiday

  • Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo. Anniversary of the 1993 general election that was annulled
  • States: Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo


Fri : Eid-el-fitri Sallah

Mon : Sallah Holiday

Wed : Public Holiday

  • Governor Okorocha of Imo State has declared August 15 and 16 work-free days to enable residents to register and collect their Permanent Voter's Cards
  • States: Imo


Thu : Public Holiday

  • Governor Okorocha of Imo State has declared August 15 and 16 work-free days to enable residents to register and collect their Permanent Voter's Cards
  • States: Imo


Mon : Public Holiday

Tue : Id el Kabir

Wed : Id el Kabir Holiday

Mon : Public Holiday

Thu : Public Holiday

  • Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, has declared Thursday 30 August 2018 as a work-free day in Ondo state.
  • States: Ondo


Fri : Public Holiday

  • Edo, Oyo and Zamfara State Governments have declared Friday 31 August, as work free day to enable eligible voters obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs.
  • States: Edo, Oyo, Zamfara


Tue : Islamic New Year

  • The Jigawa, Kano, Osun and Oyo State Governments have declared 11 September as a public holiday to mark the new Islamic year
  • States: Jigawa, Kano, Osun, Oyo


Thu : Public Holiday

Mon : Independence Day

Tue : Maulud

  • Celebrated on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Islamic calendar


Sat : Sambisa Memorial Day

Tue : Christmas Day

Wed : Boxing Day

  • The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.


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