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Nigeria (Jigawa) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Tuesday december 26, 2023Boxing DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday january 1, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday january 1, 2024New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday february 16, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 26, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday march 22, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Christmas Day

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    Monday december 25, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day

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    Tuesday december 26, 2023
    Catholic or protestant :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday january 1, 2024
    School holidays : Https://www.jigawastate.gov.ng/ministry-education.php
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14, but a number of children do not attend school
    Teaching language: English, Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Bade, Warji, Duwai
    schools close on Friday & Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates Oct 2023 -- please note that dates in Nigeria may be changed -- double check if this calendar is vital to you

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    New Year's Day

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    Monday january 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday february 26, 2024
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.