Top events in Nigeria

October
20

Port Harcourt may be better known for its oil than its literature, but the city was nominated by UNESCO as a world book capital and its streets...

October
25

In the predominantly Muslim north, the most important festival is Sallah, celebrated three months after the feast of Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan...

November
01

Dubbed 'Africa's biggest street party', the Calabar Festival is held every December in Cross River State. Fashionistas mingle with Nollywood...

Nigeria Public Holidays

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

Public holiday note

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 Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
01
Independence Day
Start date:
1 October 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016
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