Here is a list of public holidays in Nigeria.

The national public holidays in Nigeria are in 2 categories: Religious and General holidays. These holidays are celebrated by Nigerians. Government offices, banks and most private companies are closed. Some essential services are opened during public holidays.

National Public Holidays in 2019

  • Tuesday, January 01 – New Year’s Day

  • Friday, February 22 - General Elections

  • Friday, April 19 – Good Friday

  • Monday, April 22, Easter Monday

  • Wednesday, May 01 – Workers Day

  • Wednesday, June 5 – Eid el Fitri

  • Monday, May 27 – Childrens' Day

  • Sunday, August 11 – Id el Kabir

  • Monday, August 12 – id el Kabir Holiday

  • Tuesday, October 01 – Independence Day

  • Saturday, November 9 – Id el Maulud

  • Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  • Thursday, December 26 – Boxing Day

Public Holidays

States Public Holidays

  • Monday, June 12 – June 12 Election Annulment Day- (Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun)

  • Thursday, September 21 – 1st day in the Islamic Calendar (Kano, Jigawa, Osun, Sokoto)

  • Friday, December 22 – Sambisa Memorial Day (Borno)

Please note the Islamic holidays are subject to moon sightings and may change.