Nigeria Public Holidays 2022


 
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A preview of the Nigeria bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2022, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Nigeria Public Holidays in 2022 Observance*
Jan.    Sat New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Day Holiday (tentative)
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Sun Labour Day
        Mon Id el Fitri (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Labour Day Holiday (tentative)
        Tue Id el Fitri Holiday
        Fri International Children's Day Schools
June    Sun Democracy Day
        Mon Democracy Day Holiday (tentative)
July    Sat Id el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Sun Id el Kabir Holiday
Oct.    Sat National Day
        Mon National Day Holiday (tentative)
        Sat Eid-El-Maulud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Dec.    Sun Christmas Day
        Mon Boxing Day
        Tue Christmas Day Holiday (tentative)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

19 Dec 2018 Nigerian 2018-2019 Year-End Public Holidays (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019, as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria "for the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations".  23 Nov 2018 Nigeria Public Holidays Act Amendments Pass Second Reading (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The "bill for an act to amend the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40 Laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in tandem with the current realities and exigencies of the modern times and to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and for related matter" which would declare June 12 as Nigerian Democracy Day, instead of May 29, narrowly passed its second on the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, yesterday.  16 Nov 2018 Nigerian Public Holiday November 20 (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Tuesday, November 20, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria to mark the Eid-El Maulud (birth of Prophet Muhammad) celebration.  27 Sep 2018 Nigerian Public Holiday October 1 (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, has announced that the Nigerian Government, had declared Monday, October 1, 2018, as a non-working public holiday throughout Nigeria on account of Nigeria's upcoming 58th annual independence anniversary.  18 Jul 2018 Nigeria Public Holidays Act Amendments Pass First Reading (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The bill for an Act to Amend the Public Holiday Act which would legislate the recent declaration by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, of June 12 as Nigerian Democracy Day, passed its first reading on the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, earlier today.  15 Jun 2018 Nigeria Begins Public Holidays Act Amendments Process (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has announced that the Federal Government of Nigeria had begun the process of amending the Public Holidays Act 1990 to implement the recent announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12.  11 Jun 2018 Nigerian Eid Public Holidays June 15-18 (The Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The Nigerian Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has announced that Friday and Monday, June 15 and 18, 2018, had been declared as non-working public holidays throughout Nigeria on account of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of Nigeria.  08 Jun 2018 Nigeria Rules-Out June 12 Public Holiday (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that Nigerian Democracy Day, to be marked every June 12, would not be a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, in 2018, as Democracy Day was already celebrated last month as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria ("The investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12th, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29th as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day").  06 Jun 2018 Nigerian 2019 Democracy Day Public Holiday Amended (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that, effective from next year, Nigerian Democracy Day would be marked every June 12 in honor of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola.  25 May 2018 Nigerian 2018 Democracy Day Public Holiday (Official Gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria-Abuja) The Minister of Interior of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, in an announcement issued by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. M.B Umar, has announced that the Nigerian Federal Government had declared Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Nigeria, on account of the 2018 Democracy Day non-working public holiday of Nigeria.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Nigeria public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Nigeria International Codes NG and NGA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ng (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Nigeria information and news: Central Bank of Nigeria (Nigeria central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Nigeria maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Nigeria), and Wikipedia (includes Nigeria commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Nigeria, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Nigeria that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Nigeria, were calculated using the Libyan Center for Remote Sensing and Space Science (LCRSS) lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2022 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Nigeria, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Nigeria, before planning any trip to Nigeria. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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