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Nigerian 2017 Eid El-Kabir Public Holidays Announced

Source: Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017


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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