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Id el Fitr in Nigeria

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Id el Fitr a Public Holiday?

Id el Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Id el Fitr

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Id el Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriJul 17Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2015SatJul 18Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2016WedJul 6Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2019WedJun 5Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2021ThuMay 13Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2022TueMay 3Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2023SatApr 22Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2024WedApr 10Id el FitrPublic Holiday
2025MonMar 31Id el FitrPublic Holiday

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