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National Holidays in Nigeria in 2018

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DayDateHoliday NameTypeComments
MondayJanuary 01New Year's DayNational Holiday
ThursdayJanuary 25Public HolidayRegional HolidayOsun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
FridayJanuary 26Public HolidayRegional HolidayOsun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
ThursdayFebruary 01Public HolidayRegional HolidayAnambra. Funeral of late Vice President, Dr. Ekwueme
ThursdayMarch 08Public HolidayRegional HolidayPlateau. For visit of President Buhari
ThursdayMarch 29Public HolidayRegional HolidayLagos. For visit of President Buhari
FridayMarch 30Good FridayNational Holiday
MondayApril 02Easter MondayNational Holiday
MondayApril 16Public HolidayRegional HolidayOsun. Ongoing Continuous Voters Registration
FridayApril 20Public HolidayGovernment HolidayEbonyi. Ongoing Continuous Voters Registration
ThursdayApril 26Public HolidayRegional HolidayBauchi. For visit of President Buhari
TuesdayMay 01Worker's DayNational HolidayInternational Workers' Day
FridayMay 11Public HolidayRegional HolidayKano. In honour of Isyaku Rabi'u
SundayMay 27Children's DayNot a Public HolidaySchool Holiday
TuesdayMay 29Democracy DayNational HolidayCommemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
TuesdayJune 12Nigeria Public HolidayRegional HolidayLagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo
FridayJune 15Eid-el-fitri SallahNational HolidayEnd of Ramadan
MondayJune 18Sallah HolidayNational Holiday
WednesdayAugust 15Public HolidayRegional HolidayImo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
ThursdayAugust 16Public HolidayRegional HolidayImo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
MondayAugust 20Isese DayRegional HolidayOsun
WednesdayAugust 22Id el KabirNational HolidayFeast of the Sacrifice
MondayAugust 27Public HolidayRegional HolidayJigawa. Anniversary of the Creation of the State
ThursdayAugust 30Public HolidayRegional HolidayOndo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
FridayAugust 31Public HolidayRegional HolidayOyo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
FridayAugust 31Public HolidayRegional HolidayEdo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
FridayAugust 31Public HolidayRegional HolidayZamfara. To allow residents to collect voting cards
TuesdaySeptember 11Islamic New YearRegional HolidayJiagawa, Kano, Osun, Oyo
ThursdaySeptember 27Public HolidayRegional HolidayOsun. Allow participation in the rerun governorship election
MondayOctober 01Independence DayNational HolidayNational Day
TuesdayNovember 20Eid-el MauludNational HolidayBirthday of Prophet Muhammad
SaturdayDecember 22Sambisa Memorial DayRegional HolidayBorno only
TuesdayDecember 25Christmas DayNational Holiday
WednesdayDecember 26Boxing DayNational HolidayDay of Goodwill