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Nigerian 2017 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: July 15, 2021

The Minister of the Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government had decided to declare Friday and Monday, September 1 and 4, 2017, as the date of the 2017 annual non-working public holidays of Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (aka. Eid al-Adha or Feast of sacrifice).

As we had mentioned in recent years (2016-09-07, 2015-09-13, 2014-09-27, 2013-10-12, 2013-10-11 and 2012-10-22), after a one-year relapse (2012-08-13), the Nigerian Government seemed to have abandoned its previous practice of following the Libyan Muslim calendar (2007-09-14), and the lockstep reaction, two years ago, to the Saudi announcement (2015-09-13) is proof of that.

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