Public Holidays in Nigeria 2020

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What Is Public Holiday?

Public Holidays are National Holidays or better still you can call them Legal Holiday or officially declared Holiday by the Government or by state established laws of the country, Many of these Public Holidays have become Norms they are observed from year to year.

However, there are some cases that the Nigeria government may need to declare a Public Holiday that is not entirely on the list, that not just happen in Nigeria alone but also in every other Sovereign States.

Nigerians are known to be hardworking people and very industrious, the public holidays are time Nigerians retreat from work and have some fun and quality time with family and loved ones.

It can be a very hectic day to travel so far for an appointment and in the middle of the Journey you only discovered that you are trying to meet up with your appointment on a wrong day because it is a public Holiday.

Public Holidays are observed everywhere and even in Nigeria. In these days offices and Government parastatals don’t perform any form of Official duties, which means that private and public companies including banks will be closed in order to observe the holiday.

The essence of bringing you these dates is to help you schedule well your time, so you get caught unawares, it will also help you to plan well your time and schedule important meetings and plan ahead of important dates as the case may be.

Having firsthand information about Nigeria public holidays will help you not to waste your time and resources. So we have taken time to compile the list of all the major public holidays in Nigeria 2020, in order to help you know how to plan your time and days ahead for events and meetings for the year 2020.

Public Holidays In Nigeria 2020

Listed Below are oncoming public holidays in Nigeria starting from 1st January to 31 December 2020

Public Holidays and Observances in Nigeria in 2020

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

Since you now have the list of Public Holidays In Nigeria 2020, we will like to know how you plan to spend the oncoming holidays with family and loved ones.

We have also made available a Printable PDF Public Holiday in Nigeria that gives you a hardcopy you can keep in your office or home and make reference to from time to time to keep up with your schedules.


I will strongly suggest you also bookmark this page in your device or browser so you can easily keep a tab on the Public Holidays in Nigeria as they unfold.

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