Nigeria

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Nigeria for 2019 ready to be integrated into your application.

Nigeria is located in West Africa. For well over the past 1000 years, many ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states called Nigeria home. Originating from British colonial rule in the early 19th century, the British helped to set up an administrative and legal structure for Nigeria while practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally recognized independent federation and country on October 1, 1960. Political strife led to a civil war from 1967-1970, resulting in an alternating democratically elected civilian government and a military dictatorship. A more stable democracy was established in 1999. Nigeria is a very religious country, split roughly in half. Most Christians live in the south, while the majority of Musulms live in the north. This multinational country is home to over 250 ethnic groups, bringing with them over 250 different languages, although the official spoken language is English. Nigeria formally known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria and is noted as the founder of the African Union.

Date Weekday Name
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
March 8th Friday Women's Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
March 31st Sunday Mother's Day
April 19th Friday Good Friday
April 21st Sunday Easter
April 22nd Monday Easter Monday
May 1st Wednesday Workers' Day
May 29th Wednesday Democracy Day
June 4th Tuesday Festival of Breaking the Fast
June 15th Saturday Children's Day
June 16th Sunday Father's Day
June 21st Friday June Solstice
August 11th Sunday Feast of the Sacrifice
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
October 1st Tuesday Independence Day
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 25th Wednesday Christmas Day
December 26th Thursday Boxing Day
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="NG" -d year="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"