Saturday, September 18, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Nigeria

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Public holidays

HolidayDateNotes
New Year’s Day1 JanuaryCommemorates the beginning of the calendar year.
Women’s Day8 MarchCommemorates Women’s contributions to society internationally.
Workers’ Day1 MayCommemorates Workers’ labor movementinternationally.
Children’s Day27 MaySchool holiday for Children.
Democracy Day29 MayCommemorates the return to Democracy in Nigeria.
Independence Day1 OctoberCommemorates the Independence of Nigeria from Britain.
Christmas Day25 DecemberChristian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Boxing Day26 DecemberChristian holiday commemorating the day after Christmas.

Movable holidays

HolidayNotes
MawlidMuslim holiday celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
Eid al-AdhaMuslim holiday celebrating the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son.
Eid al-FitrMuslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting.
Good FridayChristian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus.
Easter MondayChristian holiday celebrating the Monday after Easter.