Public Holidays in Nigeria 2021

What Is Public Holiday?

Public Holidays are National Holidays or better still you can call them Legal Holiday or officially declared Holiday by the Government or by state established laws of the country, Many of these Public Holidays have become Norms they are observed from year to year.

However, there are some cases that the Nigeria government may need to declare a Public Holiday that is not entirely on the list, that not just happen in Nigeria alone but also in every other Sovereign States.

Nigerians are known to be hardworking people and very industrious, the public holidays are time Nigerians retreat from work and have some fun and quality time with family and loved ones.

It can be a very hectic day to travel so far for an appointment and in the middle of the Journey you only discovered that you are trying to meet up with your appointment on a wrong day because it is a public Holiday.

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Public Holidays are observed everywhere and even in Nigeria. In these days offices and Government parastatals don’t perform any form of Official duties, which means that private and public companies including banks will be closed in order to observe the holiday.

The essence of bringing you these dates is to help you schedule well your time, so you get caught unawares, it will also help you to plan well your time and schedule important meetings and plan ahead of important dates as the case may be.

Having firsthand information about Nigeria public holidays will help you not to waste your time and resources. So we have taken time to compile the list of all the major public holidays in Nigeria 2021, in order to help you know how to plan your time and days ahead for events and meetings for the year 2021.

Public Holidays in Nigeria 2021

Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayPublic Holiday
Mar 8MondayWomen’s DayObservance
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 2FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayPublic Holiday
May 1SaturdayWorkers’ DayPublic Holiday
May 13ThursdayId el FitrPublic Holiday
May 14FridayId el Fitr additional holidayPublic Holiday
May 27ThursdayChildren’s DayObservance
Jun 12SaturdayDemocracy DayPublic Holiday
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 20TuesdayId el KabirPublic Holiday
Jul 21WednesdayId el Kabir additional holidayPublic Holiday
Aug 10TuesdayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 1FridayNational DayPublic Holiday
Oct 19TuesdayId el MauludPublic Holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 22WednesdaySambisa Memorial DayLocal holiday
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayPublic Holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year’s EveObservance

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