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
*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.