There are 13 public holidays in Nigeria in 2025, two of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2025.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts two days, March 31 and April 1, 2025.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 18, 2025.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2025, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts two days, June 7 and 8, 2025, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Democracy Day is a public holiday in Nigeria on June 12, 2025. The holiday celebrates the Nigerian general election on June 12, 1993, the first presidential election since the 1983 military coup.
The holiday, observed on September 5, 2025, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.
National Day, or Independence Day, is a public holiday in Nigeria, observed on October 1, 2025. The holiday celebrates Nigeria's proclamation of independence from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2025.
The following is the list of public holidays in Nigeria 2025.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Mar 31, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 01, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 18, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 21, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 07, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 08, 2025||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Democracy Day||Jun 12, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Prophet's Birthday||Sep 05, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|National Day||Oct 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Nigeria in 2025.