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Nigerian 2020 Eid-el-Kabir Public Holidays July 30-31

Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: July 15, 2021

The Nigerian Interior Ministry, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and made by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah, has announced that Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, 2020, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays of Nigeria for the calendar year 2020.

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 (2019-08-06, 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, though it did add Thursday, July 30, 2020, as an extra day before the date of the expected Eid-el-Kabir in Nigeria.

The aforementioned dates for the 2020 Eid-il-Kabir public holidays of Nigeria, confirm, once more (2019-08-06, 2017-08-28, 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).

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