Public Holidays In Nigeria 2019

Have you ever traveled on a long distance journey to catch up with an important appointment, only to discover that the day in question was a public holiday? A lot of folks in Nigeria have lost lots of redeemable  lives, time and money on the above stated example, largely because they lack the necessary information about the Nigerian official public holidays.

This lack of awareness may be as a result of the dynamic nature of public holidays in Nigeria, as new dates are regularly added to the already existing public holidays. Hence, proceeding from the above observation, this article seeks to list all the major public holidays in Nigeria this 2019, so you can know how to better organize your schedules for the year. But before we proceed, there is one important question we need to answer first.


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What Is Public Holiday ?

According to Wikipedia, A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. Nigeria, just like every other Sovereign nation of the world observe public holidays based on events of significance to our history, as in 1st October 1960, when Nigeria became an independent state. For most Nigerians, nothing could be more fun than the thought of a public holiday. This is so because on these days, people usually don’t go to work, so the spend more time with their family and loved ones.

Public Holidays In Nigeria 2019

Below is the updated list of Nigerian public holidays in Nigeria starting from 1st January to 31 December 2019:

1 JanTuesdayNew Year’s DayPublic Holiday
21 JanMondayPresident Buhari’s Re-election HolidayLocal Holiday
22 FebFridayElection DayPublic Holiday
8 MarFridayWomen’s DayObservance
20 MarWednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
19 AprFridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
20 AprSaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
21 AprSundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
22 AprMondayEaster MondayPublic Holiday
25 AprThursdayPresidential VisitLocal holiday
1 MayWednesdayWorkers DayPublic Holiday
27 MayMondayChildren’s DayObservance
5 JunWednesdayId El FitrPublic Holiday
6 JunThursdayId EL Fitr Additional HolidayPublic Holiday
12 JunWednesdayDemocracy DayPublic Holiday
21 JunFridayJune SolsticeSeason
12 AugMondayId El KarbiaPublic Holiday
13 AugTuesdayId El Karbia Additional HolidayPublic Holiday
1 SepSundayAl Hijra( Islamic New Year)Local holiday
23 SepMondaySeptember EquinoxSeason
1 OctTuesdayNational DayPublic Holiday
10 NovSundayId El MauludPublic Holiday
22 DecSundayDecember SolsticeSeason
22 DecSundaySambisa Memorial DayLocal holiday
24 DecTuesdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
25 DecWednesdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
26 DecThursdayBoxing DayPublic Holiday
31 DecTuesdayNew Year’s EveObservance


So that is it guys. Now that you have known the Public Holidays In Nigeria 2019, tell us how you are going to enjoy these special holidays with your loved ones, using the comment section down below.

Also read: Prefix For All Nigerian Phone Numbers

Always remember to visit this post, in case there is any new public holiday, so you don’t miss out on any of them. We hope you did find this post interesting. Please like and share this post on your social media accounts, so that others too can benefit from the information therein.

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