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Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2015

Nigeria List of National Public holidays of Nigeria in 2015

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day
Friday January 02 Public Holiday Bridge holiday for New Year and Eid el Maloud
Saturday January 03 Id el Maulud Prophet Muhammad' s Birthday
Wednesday February 04 Public Holiday Delta. Visit to state by President Goodluck Jonathan
Thursday February 05 Public Holiday Niger, Edo, Imo, Oyo, Yobe. Allow voters to collect Permanent Voter Cards
Friday February 06 Public Holiday Kano, Lagos. Allow civil servants to collect Permanent Voter Cards
Monday February 16 Public Holiday Borno only. Visit of Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari
Monday March 02 Public Holiday Bayelsa. Allow voters to collect Permanent Voter Cards
Sunday March 08 Womens Day
Friday March 27 Public Holiday Ogun. Allow voters to collect Permanent Voter Cards
Wednesday April 01 Public Holiday Edo only. To celebrate victory in the general election
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 06 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Friday May 01 Workers' Day
Wednesday May 27 Childrens Day A public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children
Friday May 29 Democracy Day Commemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
Friday June 12 Public Holiday Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo. marks the annulled general election of 1993
Friday July 17 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Monday July 20 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Monday August 17 Public Holiday Borno only. Mourn death of Deputy Governor, Zannah Mustapha
Thursday September 24 Id el Kabir Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday September 25 Id el Kabir Holiday Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday October 01 Independence Day Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
Wednesday October 14 Islamic New Year Jigawa, Kano, Osun
Thursday October 15 Islamic New Year Sokoto only
Monday November 23 Public Holiday Kogi only. To allow voting in elections
Thursday December 24 Id el Maulud Prophet Muhammad' s Birthday
Friday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 28 Boxing Day Observed

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