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Nigerian 2019 Eid-il-Kabir Public Holidays August 12-13

Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: July 15, 2021

The Nigerian Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 12 and 13, 2019, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-il-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays of Nigeria for the calendar year 2019.

Contrary to what happened in some previous years (2016-06-30, 2015-07-14, 2014-07-23, 2013-08-05, 2012-08-13, 2009-09-18 and 2008-09-25), though not systematically (2018-06-11, 2017-06-22, 2011-08-24 and 2010-09-03), the Nigerian Government did not need to move the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend.

The aforementioned date of Monday, August 12, 2019, as the first day of the 2019 Eid-il-Kabir public holidays of Nigeria, confirms, once more (2016-09-07, 2015-09-13, 2014-09-27, 2013-10-12, 2013-10-11 and 2012-10-22), that the Nigerian Government seemed to have abandoned its previous practice of following the Libyan Muslim calendar (2007-09-14), and and even the Saudi one (2015-09-13) seeming to prefer to use more local criteria for the determination of the beginning of each Islamic month, as Kenya has done for many years.

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