2017 National & Public Holidays in Nigeria

This post provides information about the holiday dates in Nigeria using the 2017 calender.

Most of these national public holidays in Nigeria are subject to change especially the Islamic public holiday dates which are determined by moon signs.


If you are a civil servant and are looking to plan your year ahead, especially as a federal government worker, these updated national public holiday dates for 2017 calendar might help as you won’t be caught unawares especially when the federal government of Nigeria declares public holiday at certain dates.

According to timeanddate.com, below is a table showing the list of National Public Holidays in Nigeria for 2017 with dates

Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type
Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day Public Holiday
Mar 8 Wednesday Women’s Day Observance
Mar 20 Monday March equinox Season
Apr 14 Friday Good Friday Public Holiday
Apr 15 Saturday Holy Saturday Observance, Christian
Apr 16 Sunday Easter Day Observance, Christian
Apr 17 Monday Easter Monday Public Holiday
May 1 Monday Workers’ Day Public Holiday
May 27 Saturday Children’s Day Observance
May 29 Monday Democracy Day Public Holiday
Jun 12 Monday June 12 Commemoration Local holiday
Jun 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season
Jun 26 Monday Id el Fitr Public Holiday
Jun 27 Tuesday Id el Fitr additional holiday Public Holiday
Sep 2 Saturday Id el Kabir Public Holiday
Sep 3 Sunday Id el Kabir additional holiday Public Holiday
Sep 22 Friday September equinox Season
Sep 22 Friday Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) Local holiday
Oct 1 Sunday National Day Public Holiday
Dec 1 Friday Id el Maulud Public Holiday
Dec 21 Thursday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day Public Holiday
Dec 26 Tuesday Boxing Day Public Holiday
Dec 31 Sunday New Year’s Eve Observance
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