- Year in year out, and irrespective of cultural diversity and ethnicity, Nigeria as a nation is united by a unique set of celebrations that are spread out through the year
- For 2021, there exists about 11 public holidays Nigerians should look forward to celebrating
- The second quarter of 2021 has the highest number of public holidays, one more than the fourth quarter of the year with 4
Nigeria, like every other sovereign state around the globe, have unique dates of national celebration that are adhered throughout the nations.
Iran with 27, according to statistics on Hr Drive, tops the list of countries with the most holidays, the trio of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Malaysia come in second place with 19 and Columbia, 18, in third place.
In Nigeria, there are about 11 national days of public holidays. On these days, public offices and government organizations, banks and schools do not function. The ministry of interior office is responsible for announcing each of the public holidays.
This is constant as year in year out, successive governments have kept to it and respect its significance.
It is, however, noteworthy that some of the public holidays may be subject to change by the government of the day if need be.
The second quarter of 2021 has the most public holidays with 5, followed by the last quarter with 4. Q1 and Q3 have one apiece.
The public holidays for 2021 in Nigeria are as follows:
- New Year's Day - Friday, January 1, 2021
- Good Friday - Friday, April 2, 2021
- Easter Monday - Monday, April 5, 2021
- Labour Day - Saturday, May 1, 2021
- Eid al-Fitr - Most Likely 12-14 May 2021
- Democracy Day - Saturday, June 12, 2021
- Eid-el Kabir - Most likely for 19-21 July 2021
- Nigeria Independence Day - Friday, October 1, 2021
- Prophet's Birthday (Mauludun) - Most likely for 18-19 October 2021
- Christmas Day - Saturday, December 25, 2021
- Boxing Day - Sunday, December 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported top facts of the yearly celebrated independence day in Nigeria.
Just as many other countries of the African continent, Nigeria experienced many years of the colonial regime of European countries. Due to the specific features of the African technical and cultural development, most tribes could not oppose Europeans with their guns, war ships and other weapons.
This is why the locals were eventually subdued by white colonial powers quite easily.
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