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Public Holidays in Nigeria in 2017

Nigeria Upcoming Public Holidays in Nigeria

Sambisa Memorial Day
Sambisa Memorial Day

22 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 7 days. Borno only. Remembering victims of Boko Haram insurgents

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 10 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 11 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 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 02 New Years Holiday Public Holiday as New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Wednesday March 08 Women's Day
Friday March 17 Public Holiday Edo only. Mourn Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 Workers' Day
Friday May 19 Public Holiday Ekiti only. Mourn General Adeyinka Adebayo
Saturday May 27 Childrens Day A public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children
Monday May 29 Democracy Day Commemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
Monday June 12 Public Holiday Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo. In honour of the late Chief MKO Abiola
Monday June 12 Public Holiday Lagos, Osun. marks the annulled general election of 1993
Sunday June 25 Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
Monday June 26 Sallah Holiday End of Ramadan
Tuesday June 27 Sallah Holiday End of Ramadan
Tuesday July 04 Public Holiday Kano. To mourn the death of Maitama Sule
Friday July 07 Public Holiday Jigawa. To Pray For President Buhari
Monday August 21 Public Holiday Osun. for Isese Festival
Monday August 21 Public Holiday and Thanksgiving Day Kogi. For safe return of President Buhari
Friday September 01 Id el Kabir Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Monday September 04 Id el Kabir Holiday Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday September 21 Islamic New Year Osun, Oyo
Friday September 22 Islamic New Year Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto
Sunday October 01 Independence Day Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
Monday October 02 Independence Day Holiday Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
Friday November 17 Public Holiday Adamawa. To allow travel for governorship polls on 18th
Friday December 01 Maulud
Friday December 22 Sambisa Memorial Day Borno only
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December

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