The 2018 calendar is out and shows all national public holiday dates in the country. As a civil servant or government worker, you would need information on these holiday dates to help you plan your schedule in future.
Since the Federal government can declare any date as a national holiday, its best you are always updated, so as not to loose guard of events in the country.
You should also note that most of these public holidays in Nigeria can be dynamic. This is noticeable during Islamic festivals where their public holiday dates are mostly determined by the constellation of the full moon.
There are four Christian holidays in the country which are: Easter Monday, Good Friday, Boxing Day and Christmas Day. There are also 4 Islamic holidays which include: Ramadan, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr and Eid el Kabir.
While Democracy day normally takes place every 29th of May, Nigeria’s Independence day is on October 1st.
Below are dates for 2018 National Public Holidays culled from timeanddate.com
|Date||Weekday||Holiday name||Holiday type|
|Jan 1||Friday||New Year’s Day||Public Holiday|
|Mar 8||Tuesday||Women’s Day||Observance|
|Mar 20||Sunday||March equinox||Season|
|Mar 25||Friday||Good Friday||Public Holiday|
|Mar 26||Saturday||Holy Saturday||Observance, Christian|
|Mar 27||Sunday||Easter Day||Observance, Christian|
|Mar 28||Monday||Easter Monday||Public Holiday|
|May 1||Sunday||Workers’ Day||Public Holiday|
|May 27||Friday||Children’s Day||Observance|
|May 29||Sunday||Democracy Day||Public Holiday|
|Jun 12||Sunday||June 12 Commemoration||Local holiday|
|Jun 20||Monday||June Solstice||Season|
|Jul 7||Thursday||Id el Fitr||Public Holiday|
|Jul 8||Friday||Id el Fitr additional holiday||Public Holiday|
|Sep 13||Tuesday||Id el Kabir||Public Holiday|
|Sep 14||Wednesday||Id el Kabir additional holiday||Public Holiday|
|Sep 22||Thursday||September equinox||Season|
|Oct 1||Saturday||National Day||Public Holiday|
|Oct 3||Monday||Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)||Local holiday|
|Dec 12||Monday||Id el Maulud||Public Holiday|
|Dec 21||Wednesday||December Solstice||Season|
|Dec 24||Saturday||Christmas Eve||Observance, Christian|
|Dec 25||Sunday||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|Dec 26||Monday||Boxing Day||Public Holiday|
|Dec 31||Saturday||New Year’s Eve||Observance|