Public holidays in Nigeria From May to December 2023
Labour day May 1, 2023
Children’s day May 27, 2023
Democracy day June 12, 2023
Father’s Day June 18, 2023
Eidul Adha might fall on the 29th of June 2023
Eid celebration June 30, 2023
Independence Day October 1, 2023
Holiday falls on monday October 2, 2023
Borno Sambisa Memorial Day December 22, 2023
Christmas Eve December 24, 2023
Christmas Day December 25, 2023
Boxing day December 26, 2023
New year Eve December 31, 2023
New year Monday January 1, 2024
Below is the break down how each public holiday is celebrated in Nigeria
1. Labour Day (May 1, 2023): This day celebrates the contributions of workers to society. It’s a day to honor and appreciate the hard work of employees, both past and present.
2. Children’s Day (May 27, 2023): This day is dedicated to celebrating children and promoting their welfare. Schools often organize events such as games, competitions, and parties to celebrate the day.
3. Democracy Day (June 12, 2023): This day commemorates the restoration of democracy in Nigeria. It’s a day to celebrate the freedom and rights of Nigerian citizens, and the progress that has been made in building a democratic society.
4. Father’s Day (June 18, 2023): This day is dedicated to celebrating fathers and father figures. It’s a day to express gratitude and appreciation for the love and support they provide to their children and families.
5. Eid al-Adha (June 30, 2023): This is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God. It’s a day of prayer, reflection, and charitable acts. Muslims often gather with family and friends to celebrate the day.
6. Independence Day (October 1, 2023): This day marks Nigeria’s independence from British colonial rule in 1960. It’s a day to celebrate Nigeria’s heritage, culture, and achievements as a nation.
7. Borno Sambisa Memorial Day (December 22, 2023): This day is dedicated to remembering the victims of terrorist attacks in Borno Sambisa. It’s a day to honor the memory of those who lost their lives and to show support for the affected communities.
8. Christmas Eve (December 24, 2023): This day is the day before Christmas Day, which is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Many Christians attend church services, sing carols, and exchange gifts with loved ones on this day.
9. Christmas Day (December 25, 2023): This day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s a day of joy and merriment, often spent with family and friends. Many people attend church services and exchange gifts on this day.
10. Boxing Day (December 26, 2023): This day is traditionally a British holiday, but it is also celebrated in Nigeria. It’s a day to give gifts to service workers, such as mail carriers and delivery drivers, as a way of thanking them for their hard work.
11. New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2023): This day is the day before New Year’s Day, which marks the beginning of a new year. Many people celebrate by attending parties, watching fireworks, and counting down to midnight.
12. New Year’s Day (January 1, 2024): This day marks the beginning of a new year. It’s a day of reflection, goal-setting, and hope for the future. Many people celebrate by spending time with loved ones and making resolutions for the year ahead.
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