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Nigerian 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Updated: Friday, November 16, 2018


Nigeria's Federal Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the annual Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday).

As was the case for the past 2 years (2014-01-09 and 2013-01-19), but contrary to what happened the year before (2012-02-02), an additional one-off day in lieu public holiday did not need to be declared as the upcoming public holiday for the Id-el-Maoulud (Prophet's Birthday) does not fall on a weekend in 2015 (although one could argue that the declaration of Friday, January 2, 2015, had been declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to commemorate the annual Muslim celebration of Eid-El-Maulud, instead of January 3 or 4, is in itself a day in lieu public holiday.

Recall that, earlier this month (2014-12-19), Thursday, January 1, 2015, was declared a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria "to mark the New Year".



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