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Nigerian 2015 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014


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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