Federal Government Has Declared The Public Holidays For 2021! Check Them Out!

Celebrating the holidays as a nation is a great feeling, but it feels even greater when it’s a public holiday when you can go out with your family and friends or simply spend a lazy day at home. The Federal Government has recently updated its list of public holidays in Nigeria for 2021, and here they are.

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1. January to June

The first half of 2021 will be traditionally rich with holidays with even the first day of the year being a nationwide holiday in Nigeria. The most important winter holiday for Nigerians, Christmas, will take place still in 2020, but in 2021, there will be one more day for the whole nation to rejoice and celebrate. In the first month of 2021, there will be one public holiday.

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However, spring will bring us even more public holidays, as Easter, Labour Day, and Id el Fitri, which is usually celebrated three days in a row, are all celebrated during spring. You can use these days to take a trip to a nearby picturesque location to see the spring in full force. These are the holidays we will all celebrate during the first six months of 2021:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • April 2 – The Good Friday before Easter
  • April 5 – Easter Monday
  • May 1 – Labour Day
  • May 13 and 14 – Id el Fitri and Id el Fitri Holiday
  • June 12 – Democracy Day

2. July to December

The second half of 2021 will have even more public holidays to celebrate for Nigerians. The list of public holidays for the last six months of 2021 contains not only Christian and Muslim celebrations, but also patriotic holidays that were introduced to strengthen the spirit of the nation.

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The good news is that there are a couple of public holidays both for summer, autumn, and winter. So if you haven’t had the opportunity to have a real vacation, as we still don’t know what 2021 will look like in terms of public health and safety, you can use those days to pay a visit to the family members you haven’t seen in a long time or give yourself a much-needed break from work. These are the holidays Nigerians will come together to celebrate in the last six months of 2021:

  • July 20 and 21 – Id el Kabir and Id el Kabir Holiday
  • October 1 – Independence Day
  • October 18 – Id el Maulud
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – Boxing Day

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