List of National Public Holidays In Nigeria for 2020


2020 is here again with a lot of expectations and resolutions from individual business personnel, private and multinationals striving to meet up or achieve set goals, though this doesn’t come without inputs from the human resource department.

During this period, everyone looks forward to every possible national public holiday be it states or Federal govt approved. Some go to the extent of planning their leaves in such ways and manner that would coincide with the public holiday.

Please note that it is customary in Nigeria to give extra holiday for any public holiday that falls into the weekend.

See list of National Public Holidays In Nigeria for 2020

DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayPublic Holiday
Mar 8TuesdayWomen’s DayObservance
Mar 20SundayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 25FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Mar 26SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
Mar 27SundayEaster DayObservance, Christian
Mar 28MondayEaster MondayPublic Holiday
May 1SundayWorkers’ DayPublic Holiday
May 27FridayChildren’s DayObservance
May 29SundayDemocracy DayPublic Holiday
Jun 12SundayJune 12 CommemorationLocal holiday
Jun 20MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 7ThursdayId el FitrPublic Holiday
Jul 8FridayId el Fitr additional holidayPublic Holiday
Sep 13TuesdayId el KabirPublic Holiday
Sep 14WednesdayId el Kabir additional holidayPublic Holiday
Sep 22ThursdaySeptember equinoxSeason
Oct 1SaturdayNational DayPublic Holiday
Oct 3MondayAl-Hijra (Islamic New Year)Local holiday
Dec 12MondayId el MauludPublic Holiday
Dec 21WednesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SaturdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
Dec 25SundayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26MondayBoxing DayPublic Holiday
Dec 31SaturdayNew Year’s EveObservance

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