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 2021, in order to help you know how to plan your time and days ahead for events and meetings for the year 2021.
Public Holidays in Nigeria 2021
|Jan 1||Friday||New Year’s Day||Public Holiday|
|Mar 8||Monday||Women’s Day||Observance|
|Mar 20||Saturday||March Equinox||Season|
|Apr 2||Friday||Good Friday||Public Holiday|
|Apr 3||Saturday||Holy Saturday||Observance, Christian|
|Apr 4||Sunday||Easter Sunday||Observance, Christian|
|Apr 5||Monday||Easter Monday||Public Holiday|
|May 1||Saturday||Workers’ Day||Public Holiday|
|May 13||Thursday||Id el Fitr||Public Holiday|
|May 14||Friday||Id el Fitr additional holiday||Public Holiday|
|May 27||Thursday||Children’s Day||Observance|
|Jun 12||Saturday||Democracy Day||Public Holiday|
|Jun 21||Monday||June Solstice||Season|
|Jul 20||Tuesday||Id el Kabir||Public Holiday|
|Jul 21||Wednesday||Id el Kabir additional holiday||Public Holiday|
|Aug 10||Tuesday||Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)||Local holiday|
|Sep 22||Wednesday||September Equinox||Season|
|Oct 1||Friday||National Day||Public Holiday|
|Oct 19||Tuesday||Id el Maulud||Public Holiday|
|Dec 21||Tuesday||December Solstice||Season|
|Dec 22||Wednesday||Sambisa Memorial Day||Local holiday|
|Dec 24||Friday||Christmas Eve||Observance, Christian|
|Dec 25||Saturday||Christmas Day||Public Holiday|
|Dec 26||Sunday||Boxing Day||Public Holiday|
|Dec 31||Friday||New Year’s Eve||Observance|