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Holidays & Observances in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in western Africa. It has the largest population of any country in Africa. It remains a developing country, but it has a growing economy and an increasingly democratic government. Nigeria is diverse in every way. It has many tribes, the three largest being the Hausa, the Igbo, and the Yoruba. Each of these tribes has different cultural elements and beliefs. Religion is just as diverse with most of the country practicing either Islam or Christianity, but descent amount of the people also practicing traditional Animistic beliefs. Holidays celebrated very depending on tribe, religion, and location.


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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day National Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day National Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs