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Nigerian 2020 Eid Public Holidays May 25-26

Source: The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: April 28, 2022

The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has declared Monday and Tuesday, May 25-26, 2020, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria, on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) 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 (2019-05-31, 2018-06-11, 2017-06-22, 2011-08-24 and 2010-09-03), the Nigerian Government did not move the upcoming End of Ramadan public holidays to adjoin a nearby weekend, not did it need to declare a bridge public holiday as was done a few years ago (2016-07-05), although the statement by the Nigerian Minister of Interior mentions that Monday and Tuesday, May 25-26, 2020, are public holidays on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri, "to facilitate the of Eldi Fitri celebration", but not that either of these dates is in fact the date of the 2020 End of Ramadan in Nigeria, which is most likely Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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