Niger Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations.

During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Whit Sunday, Ascension Day, Assumption, and All Saints' Day are observed by Christians.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
April
24
Concord Day
Start date:
24 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
03
Independence Day
Start date:
3 August 2016
September
13
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
18
Republic Day
Start date:
18 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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