Every year, the Nigerians celebrate 15 public holidays. Since Islam and Christian are the most widely adopted religions in the country, public holidays in Nigeria are largely made of Islamic and Christian festivals.
There are 4 Christian holidays i.e. Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day and 4 Islamic holidays i.e. Ramadan, Mawlid, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha in Nigeria. Aside from the festivals above, Nigeria observes international celebrations such as New Year and Workers’ Day, and some national commemorations.
The list of Nigeria 2014 public holidays is available below. Please note this Nigeria public holidays 2014 is based on estimate only. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this 2014 Nigeria public holidays calendar.
Public Holidays in Nigeria 2014
New Year’s Day
1st day of the year in Western calendar New Year 2014
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Celebrates the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad Mawlid 2014
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ Good Friday 2014
Friday, 18 April 2014
The day after Easter Sunday Easter 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
Islamic festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha 2014
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ Christmas 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
The day after Christmas Boxing Day 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014
*Muslim festivals are based on Islamic lunar calendars. Certain festivals require thorough observation and sightings of the phases of the moon. Therefore, the dates given above is only an estimation. The exact dates of holidays are usually announced near the festivals.