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Public Holidays In Nigeria From May To December 2024 (FULL LIST)

Public holidays in Nigeria from May to December 2024 includes Workers’ Day, Democracy Day, Eid celebrations, Independence Day, Christmas, and Boxing Day, reflecting the nation’s cultural, religious, and historical heritage.

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Public Holidays In Nigeria From May To December 2024
Public Holidays In Nigeria From May To December 2024

Public holidays in Nigeria from May to December 2024 includes Workers’ Day, Democracy Day, Eid celebrations, Independence Day, Christmas, and Boxing Day, reflecting the nation’s cultural, religious, and historical heritage.

Nigeria, a diverse and culturally rich country in West Africa, celebrates various public holidays throughout the year. These holidays reflect the nation’s history, religious diversity, and cultural heritage.

VerseNews learnt that from May to December, Nigerians observe several significant occasions, ranging from religious festivals to national commemorations.

Here are the list of public holidays in Nigeria during this period.

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May:

Workers’ Day (May 1st): Also known as Labour Day, Workers’ Day is a global celebration of the contributions and achievements of workers. In Nigeria, it is a day to honor the labor force and advocate for workers’ rights.

June:

Democracy Day (June 12th): This holiday commemorates Nigeria’s transition from military rule to democracy on June 12, 1993. It honors the sacrifices made by Nigerians for democratic governance and serves as a reminder of the importance of upholding democratic principles.

Eid al-Fitr: The exact date of Eid al-Fitr varies each year based on the Islamic lunar calendar. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Muslims in Nigeria celebrate this day with prayers, feasting, and acts of charity.

July:

No public holidays.

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August:

No public holidays.

September:

Eid al-Adha: Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. It is celebrated by Muslims worldwide, including Nigeria, with prayers, feasting, and the sacrifice of animals.

October:

Independence Day (October 1st): Nigeria gained independence from British colonial rule on October 1, 1960. Independence Day is a national holiday marked by ceremonies, parades, cultural displays, and reflections on Nigeria’s history and progress as a sovereign nation.

November:

No public holidays.

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December:

Christmas Day (December 25th): Christmas is a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. In Nigeria, it is celebrated with religious services, feasting, gift-giving, and festive decorations. It is a time for family gatherings and spreading joy and goodwill.

Boxing Day (December 26th): Boxing Day is observed on the day after Christmas. While its origins are debated, it is traditionally a day for giving to those less fortunate. In Nigeria, it is marked by acts of charity, sports events, and social gatherings.

New Year’s Day (January 1st): While technically falling in January, New Year’s Day is often considered part of the holiday season that extends from December into the new year. It is a time for reflection, resolutions, and celebrations.

List of Public Holidays in Nigeria from May to December:

MonthDateHoliday
May1stWorkers’ Day
June12thDemocracy Day
June/JulyVariableEid al-Fitr
SeptemberVariableEid al-Adha
October1stIndependence Day
December25thChristmas Day
December26thBoxing Day

This Online News Platform understands that the Nigeria’s public holidays from May to December encompass a blend of cultural, religious, and historical significance, reflecting the diversity and vibrancy of the nation.

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These occasions provide opportunities for reflection, celebration, and unity among Nigerians across different backgrounds and beliefs.

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