List of all Holidays & Observances in Nigeria 2020


Don’t we all just love it when we take some time out to rest from the everyday hustle and bustle of trying to keep body and soul together? Public holidays in Nigeria (2020) are just about the same anywhere else in the world. They are great periods of rest, unwinding and even meeting with long lost friends and family members.

Public holidays are legal holidays put in place by law in which citizens are to stay off work or any regular, everyday activities in order to commemorate, celebrate anniversaries, celebrate festivals or even mark or regard an important person in one’s country, depending on their past feat and achievement and how they did their country proud.

Most holidays fall on specific days of the year. Some holidays are however tied to certain days of the week or certain months. In this post, we highlight the list of all public and non-public holidays in Nigeria 2020 as well as their dates, and the day they fall in.

List of all Holidays in Nigeria 2020

Date Day Name Type
1 Jan Wednesday New Year’s Day Public Holiday
8 Mar Sunday Women’s Day Observance
20 Mar Friday March Equinox Season
22 Mar Sunday Mothering Sunday Observance
10 Apr Friday Good Friday Public Holiday
11 Apr Saturday Holy Saturday Observance, Christian
12 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian
13 Apr Monday Easter Monday Public Holiday
1 May Friday Workers’ Day Public Holiday
24 May Sunday Id el Fitr Public Holiday
25 May Monday Id el Fitr additional holiday Public Holiday
27 May Wednesday Children’s Day Observance
12 Jun Friday Democracy Day Public Holiday
20 Jun Saturday June Solstice Season
21 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance
31 Jul Friday Id el Kabir Public Holiday
1 Aug Saturday Id el Kabir additional holiday Public Holiday
20 Aug Thursday Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) Local holiday
22 Sep Tuesday September Equinox Season
1 Oct Thursday National Day Public Holiday
29 Oct Thursday Id el Maulud Public Holiday
21 Dec Monday December Solstice Season
22 Dec Tuesday Sambisa Memorial Day Local holiday
24 Dec Thursday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian
25 Dec Friday Christmas Day Public Holiday
26 Dec Saturday Boxing Day Public Holiday
31 Dec Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance
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