Nigeria 2012 Public Holidays Calendar

Nigerians observe approximately 15 public holidays in a year. Please note this Nigeria public holiday 2012 calendar is based on estimates only and not an official Nigeria holiday calendar. We do not and can not guarantee the accuracy of this calendar.

In terms of religion Nigeria is roughly split half and half between Muslims and Christians and that is reflected in the public holidays structure with four Christian holidays (Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and four Muslim holidays (Ramadan, Mawlid, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha).

The rest of the public holidays are either international holidays (New Year’s Day, Children Day) or national commemorations (Independence, Democracy Day).

Public Holidays in Nigeria 2012
Here is list of 2012 Public Holidays in Nigeria

New Year’s Day
New Year 2012
Sunday, 1 January 2012

Mawlid
Saturday, 4 February 2012

Good Friday
Good Friday 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter Monday
Easter 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012

Worker’s Day
Worker’s Day 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Children’s Day
Sunday, 27 May 2012

Democracy Day
Tuesday, 29 May 2012

June 12 Commemoration (Lagos State only)
Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Ramadan
Ramadan 2012
Saturday, 21 July 2012

Eid al-Fitr
Eid 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012

Independence Day
Monday, 1 October 2012

Eid al-Adha / Eid al-Kabir
Qurban 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012

Christmas Day
Christmas 2012
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Boxing Day
Boxing Day 2012
Wednesday, 26 December 2012

*Muslim festivals are based on lunar calendar, timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon. The dates given above are approximations. In Nigeria, during the Muslim lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Many restaurants are closed during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last anything from 2 to 10 days.

Happy Nigeria Holidays 2012 !