FG declares Christmas and New Year public holidays

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FG declares Christmas and New Year public holidays

by Public Holiday News

Abuja, Dec 20th 2018

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 25th December, Wednesday 26th December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January 2019 as Public Holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Celebrations, respectively.

Minister of Interior, Lt. General (Retd.) Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press, Mohammed Manga on Wednesday 19th December.

Dambazau asked that all Christian faithful and Nigerians use the period to pray for the betterment and development of Nigeria.

He further called on Nigerians to strengthen their resolve to maintain peace and unity in the country before, during and after the 2019 general elections, in the spirit of the season.

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National holidays in Nigeria in 2018

Weekday Date Holiday Comments
Monday New Year's Day
Thursday Public Holiday Osun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
Friday Public Holiday Osun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
Thursday Public Holiday Anambra. Funeral of late Vice President, Dr. Ekwueme
Thursday Public Holiday Plateau. For visit of President Buhari
Thursday Public Holiday Lagos. For visit of President Buhari
Friday Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday Easter Monday
Monday Public Holiday Osun. Ongoing Continuous Voters Registration
Friday Public Holiday Ebonyi. Ongoing Continuous Voters Registration
Thursday Public Holiday Bauchi. For visit of President Buhari
Tuesday Worker's Day International Workers' Day
Friday Public Holiday Kano. In honour of Isyaku Rabi'u
Sunday Children's Day School Holiday
Tuesday Democracy Day Commemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
Tuesday Nigeria Public Holiday Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo
Friday Eid-el-fitri Sallah End of Ramadan
Monday Sallah Holiday
Wednesday Public Holiday Imo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Thursday Public Holiday Imo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Monday Public Holiday Osun
Wednesday Id el Kabir Feast of the Sacrifice
Monday Public Holiday Jigawa. Anniversary of the Creation of the State
Thursday Public Holiday Ondo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Friday Public Holiday Zamfara. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Friday Public Holiday Oyo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Friday Public Holiday Edo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
Tuesday Islamic New Year Jiagawa, Kano, Osun, Oyo
Thursday Public Holiday Osun. Allow participation in the rerun governorship election
Monday Independence Day
Tuesday Eid-el Maulud Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Saturday Sambisa Memorial Day Borno only
Tuesday Christmas Day
Wednesday Boxing Day Day of Goodwill

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