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Nigeria : 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


Currency: Naira (NGN)
The Islamic law (Sharia) is applied in the following northern states: Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Gombe, Bauchu, Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kebbi.
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Weekend: Sunday (Friday in Northern States)

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday February 28, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday March 25, 2022Enugu Trade FairTradeshows
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Sunday March 27, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 9, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday May 27, 2022Children DaySchool holidays
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Sunday June 12, 2022Democracy DaySecular holiday
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Monday June 13, 2022Democracy DaySecular holiday
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holidays (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://education.gov.ng/
Schooling is mandatory till age 14, but a number of children do not attend school
Teaching languages: English, Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo and local vernaculars
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required

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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
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Spring holiday (end)

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Monday February 28, 2022
School holidays :

Enugu Trade Fair

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Friday March 25, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://www.enuguinternationaltradefair.com.ng/ lasts 10 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Mothers' Day

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Sunday March 27, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. Called "Mothering Sunday" in the UK

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

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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.

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

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

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Monday May 2, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
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Easter holiday (end)

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Monday May 9, 2022
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Children Day

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Friday May 27, 2022
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Democracy Day

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Sunday June 12, 2022
Secular holiday : The Obasanjo government has decided to make a public holiday out of Democracy Day in an attempt of guarding the achievements made in 1999 and celebrating itself as the symbol of Nigerian democracy.

Democracy Day

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Monday June 13, 2022
Secular holiday : The Obasanjo government has decided to make a public holiday out of Democracy Day in an attempt of guarding the achievements made in 1999 and celebrating itself as the symbol of Nigerian democracy.

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Also written Id al'Adha (or Eid Al-Adha) is the Feast of the Sacrifice , the second main celebration of Islam. It takes place on the tenth day of the twelfth -- last month of the Islamic calendar and celebrates Abraham's (also written Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.