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Nigerian Eid Public Holidays August 8-9

Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013

The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had declared Thursday and Friday, August 8-9, 2013, as the non-working public holidays for the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) in Nigeria.

As happened in previous years (2012-08-13, 2009-09-18 and 2008-09-25), though not systematically (2011-08-24 and 2010-09-03), the Nigerian Government moved the End of Ramadan public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend, and seems to have abandoned its previous practice of following the Libyan Muslim calendar (2007-09-14).

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