Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Nigeria for 2020 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.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
March 3rd Tuesday World Wildlife Day
March 8th Sunday Women's Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
March 22nd Sunday Mother's Day
April 10th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 11th Saturday Holy Saturday
April 12th Sunday Easter
April 13th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Friday Workers' Day Long weekend.
May 23rd Saturday Festival of Breaking the Fast
May 29th Friday Democracy Day Long weekend.
June 15th Monday Children's Day
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 21st Sunday Father's Day
June 30th Tuesday International Asteroid Day
July 18th Saturday Nelson Mandela International Day
July 30th Thursday Feast of the Sacrifice
August 19th Wednesday Islamic New Year's Day Only in certain states.
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 1st Thursday Independence Day
October 28th Wednesday Birth of the Prophet
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 22nd Tuesday Sambisa Memorial Day Only in certain states.
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 26th Saturday Boxing Day
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
$ curl -G -d country="NG" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
import ""
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "NG",
  "year": "2020",
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
  country: 'NG',
  year: '2020',
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'NG',
  'year' => '2020',
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$ = "NG"
$Body.year = "2020"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'NG',
  'year': '2020',
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi =
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'NG',
  'year': '2020',