Nigerians are always very happy to see the list of public holidays in Nigeria for the next year. It’s an interesting tradition that is observed all across our planet. Knowing Nigerian holidays that would become days-off in 2020 is fun and cool as this information lets us dream and plan our vacations.
Holidays in Nigeria
Why are Nigerian holidays so long awaited? Each next public holiday in Nigeria means that you will get an extra day off from your job, school, and business. Who doesn’t like to rest and celebrate Workers’ Day in Nigeria, have a party on Democracy Day, cook delicious eggs for Easter Monday, and enjoy other important holidays? Who doesn’t wish to peer into the list of the future 2020 list of days-off right now?
Nigeria has three major types of holidays:
- Public holidays
- Local/seasonal holidays
In this post, we wish to talk about public holidays in Nigeria 2020 only.
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Next public holidays in Nigeria
Remember that our list is created for the next year, 2020. Thus, it will not include such public holidays as Christmas 2019 and Boxing Day 2019.
- January 1st (Tuesday) – New Year
- April 10 (Friday) – Good Friday
- April 13 (Monday) – Easter Monday
- May 1 (Friday) – Workers’ Day in Nigeria
- May 24-26 (Sunday and Tuesday) – Eid al-Fitr
- June 12 (Friday) – Democracy Day
- July 31 - August 1 (Friday and Saturday) – Eid el Kabir
- October 1 (Thursday) – National Day or Independence Day
- October 28-29 (Wednesday, Thursday) – Id el Maulud
- December 25 (Friday) – Christmas Day
- December 26 (Saturday) – Boxing Day
We should note that while the list of public holidays in Nigeria 2020 is the same as in 2019, 2018 and previous years, the government might possibly add some changes.
For now, you can expect to enjoy 11 public holidays and 13 additional days-off next year. It is curious that out of 13 days, we will get some rest from work mostly on Fridays. Having an opportunity to chill out at the end of a working week is always cool, isn’t it?
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