List of national public holidays of Nigeria in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Nigeria. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
None None Workers' Day
None None Eid-el-fitri Sallah The end of Ramadan
None None Childrens Day A public holiday for Primary and Secondary school children
None None Islamic New Year Jigawa, Kano, Osun, Oyo
None None Christmas Day
None None New Year's Day
None None Sambisa Memorial Day Borno only
None None Democracy Day Commemorates the restoration of democracy in 1999
None None Independence Day Independence from the United Kingdom in 1960
None None Id el Kabir Holiday Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle
None None Women's Day
None None Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
None None Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
None None Public Holiday Osun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
None None Public Holiday Osun. for Local Government Parliamentary Election
None None Public Holiday Anambra. Funeral of late Vice President, Dr. Ekwueme
None None Public Holiday Plateau. For visit of President Buhari
None None Maulud
None None Public Holiday Lagos. For President Buhari visit
None None Public Holiday Osun. Ongoing Continuous Voters Registration
None None Public Holiday Ebonyi. Continuous Voters Registration
None None Public Holiday Bauchi. For President Buhari visit
None None Public Holiday Kano. In honour of Isyaku Rabi'u
None None Public Holiday Benue. To honour the Catholic priests killed in Mbalom
None None Public Holiday Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo. marks the annulled general election of 1993
None None Public Holiday Imo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
None None Public Holiday Imo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
None None Public Holiday Osun. for Isese Festival
None None Public Holiday Jigawa. Anniversary of the Creation of the State
None None Public Holiday Ondo. To allow residents to collect voting cards
None None Public Holiday Edo, Oyo, Zamfara. To allow residents to collect voting cards
None None Public Holiday Osun. Allow participation in the rerun governorship election
None None Sallah Holiday
None None Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December
None None Id el Kabir Eid Al Adha. Date varies on Lunar cycle