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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.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
National Day Public
National Day Public
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic