Nigeria Public Holidays 2013 Calendar

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    Nigeria Public Holidays 2013 Calendar
    Nigeria Public Holidays 2013 Calendar
    There are about 15 public holidays observed in Nigeria every year. Since the number of Christians and Muslims in Nigeria are almost proportional, Christian and Islamic festivals form the majority of public holidays in this country.

    Nigeria celebrates 4 Christian holidays e.g. Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, as well as 4 Islamic holidays including Ramadan, Mawlid, Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha.

    The other public holidays in Nigeria are either national commemorations like Independence and Democracy Day or international holidays such as New Year’s Day and Children’s Day.

    The list of Nigeria 2013 public holidays is available below. Please note that the list is based on estimates. Therefore, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Nigeria 2013 public holidays calendar.

    Nigeria Public Holidays 2013
    Here is the list of Nigeria public holidays for the year of 2013:

    New Year’s Day
    1st day of the year according to Western calendar.
    New Year 2013
    Tuesday, 1 January 2013

    Mawlid
    Celebrates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
    Thursday, 24 January 2013

    Good Friday
    Commemorates the cruxifixion of Jesus.
    Good Friday 2013
    Friday, 29 March 2013

    Easter Monday
    The day after Easter Sunday.
    Monday, 1 April 2013

    Worker’s Day
    Celebrates the worker’s achievement in Nigeria.
    Worker’s Day 2013
    Wednesday, 1 May 2013

    Children’s Day
    A celebration to honor the children.
    Monday, 27 May 2013

    Democracy Day
    Commemorates the return of democracy in Nigeria.
    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    June 12 Commemoration
    Commemorates the failed 1993 election.
    Only in Lagos
    Wednesday, 12 June 2013

    Ramadan
    The holy fasting month for the Muslim.
    Wednesday, 10 July 2013

    Eid al-Fitr
    Celebrates the end of Ramadan.
    Eid al-Fitr
    Friday, 9 August 2013

    Independence Day
    Nigerian Independence Day commemorates the nation’s assumption of independent statehood.
    Tuesday, 1 October 2013

    Eid al-Adha
    Feast of Sacrifice for the Muslim.
    Eid al-Adha
    Tuesday, 15 October 2013

    Christmas Day
    The birthday of Jesus Christ.
    Christmas
    Wednesday, 25 December 2013

    Boxing Day
    The day after Christmas.
    Boxing Day
    Thursday, 26 December 2013

    *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.

    Happy Nigeria Holidays 2013!

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