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!