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Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2018

Nigeria Upcoming Public Holidays in Nigeria

Sambisa Memorial Day
Sambisa Memorial Day

22 December 2018 This Regional holiday is in 62 days. Borno only. Remembering victims of Boko Haram insurgents

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 65 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2018 This National holiday is in 66 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was ...

Nigeria List of National Public holidays of Nigeria in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Thursday January 25 Public Holiday Osun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
Friday January 26 Public Holiday Osun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
Thursday February 01 Public Holiday Anambra. Funeral of late Vice President, Dr. Ekwueme
Thursday March 08 Women's Day
Thursday March 08 Public Holiday Plateau. For visit of President Buhari
Thursday March 29 Public Holiday Lagos. For President Buhari visit
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday April 16 Public Holiday Osun. Ongoing Continuous Voters Registration
Friday April 20 Public Holiday Ebonyi. Continuous Voters Registration
Thursday April 26 Public Holiday Bauchi. For President Buhari visit
Tuesday May 01 Workers' Day
Friday May 11 Public Holiday Kano. In honour of Isyaku Rabi'u
Tuesday May 22 Public Holiday Benue. To honour the Catholic priests killed in Mbalom
Sunday May 27 Childrens Day A public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children
Tuesday May 29 Democracy Day Commemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
Tuesday June 12 Public Holiday Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo. marks the annulled general election of 1993
Friday June 15 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Monday June 18 Sallah Holiday
Wednesday August 15 Public Holiday Imo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Thursday August 16 Public Holiday Imo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Monday August 20 Public Holiday Osun. for Isese Festival
Tuesday August 21 Id el Kabir Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday August 22 Id el Kabir Holiday Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday August 27 Public Holiday Jigawa. Anniversary of the Creation of the State
Thursday August 30 Public Holiday Ondo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Friday August 31 Public Holiday Edo, Oyo, Zamfara. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Tuesday September 11 Islamic New Year Jigawa, Kano, Osun, Oyo
Thursday September 27 Public Holiday Osun. Allow participation in the rerun governorship election
Monday October 01 Independence Day Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
Saturday December 22 Sambisa Memorial Day Borno only
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December

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