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Public Holidays and Observances in Nigeria in 2023



Public Holidays and Observances in Nigeria in 2023

Public Holidays and Observances in Nigeria in 2023 – Complete List of Public Holidays and Observances in Nigeria in 2023 can be accessed below.

As we begin the New Year 2023, it is important to note the various public holidays that will be observed in Nigeria throughout the year. The federal government declares certain days as public holidays through the Ministry of Interior, which means that schools, businesses, banks, and government offices are closed on these days. As a result, the day after New Year’s Day, Monday, January 2, will be a public holiday in Nigeria.

This page contains Nigeria’s calendar of all 2023 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

In this article, we also considered the fact that this year is the country’s Presidential Election which automatically makes the day (25th February 2023) a public holiday as all eligible citizens go out to exercise their Franchise.

About Public Holidays

In Nigeria, a public holiday is a day that is set aside by the government for all citizens to celebrate or observe. Public holidays are usually marked by the suspension of work, school, and other activities, and they may be accompanied by various cultural or religious events or ceremonies. Some examples of public holidays in Nigeria include Independence Day, Labor Day, and Christmas. These holidays are typically established by federal or state law, and they may vary from one region of the country to another.

Public Holidays and Observances in Nigeria in 2023

Date Name Type Details
1 Jan Sunday New Year’s Day Public Holiday
3 Jan Tuesday Day off for New Year’s Day Public Holiday
14 Feb Tuesday Valentine’s Day Observance
22 Feb Wednesday Ash Wednesday Observance, Christian
25 Feb Saturday Presidential and National Assembly Elections Public Holiday
8 Mar Wednesday Women’s Day Observance
19 Mar Sunday Mothering Sunday Observance
20 Mar Monday March Equinox Season
7 Apr Friday Good Friday Public Holiday
8 Apr Saturday Holy Saturday Observance, Christian
9 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian
10 Apr Monday Easter Monday Public Holiday
22 Apr Saturday Id el Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
23 Apr Sunday Id el Fitr holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 May Monday Workers’ Day Public Holiday
27 May Friday Children’s Day Observance
12 Jun Monday Democracy Day Public Holiday
18 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance
21 Jun Wednesday June Solstice Season
29 June Thursday Id el Kabir (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
30 June Monday Id el Kabir additional holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
20 Aug Sunday Isese Day Local holiday Osun
23 Sep Saturday September Equinox Season
27 Sep Saturday Id el Maulud (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1-2 Oct Sunday/Monday National Day Public Holiday
21 Dec Thursday December Solstice Season
22 Dec Friday Sambisa Memorial Day Local holiday Borno
24 Dec Sunday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian
25 Dec Monday Christmas Day Public Holiday
26 Dec Tuesday Boxing Day Public Holiday
31 Dec Sunday New Year’s Eve Public Holiday

Knowing the dates of these public holidays can assist you in planning your calendar and making the most of your vacation time. It is important to note that these public holidays may differ depending on your state or region of residence. It is always a good idea to confirm the public holidays that will be observed in your area with local authorities or your employer.

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