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Al-Hijra in Nigeria

The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Is Al-Hijra a Public Holiday?

Al-Hijra is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

A lantern is often used as a symbol for the month of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning.

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About Al-Hijra

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Al-Hijra Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2018TueSep 11Al-HijraLocal holiday 
2019FriAug 30Al-Hijra HolidayLocal holidayOsun
2019SatAug 31Al-HijraLocal holiday 
2019MonSep 2Al-Hijra HolidayLocal holidayKano, Osun, Sokoto
2020ThuAug 20Al-HijraLocal holiday 
2021MonAug 9Al-Hijra HolidayLocal holidayJigawa, Kano, Katsina , Kebbi, Osun, Yobe
2021TueAug 10Al-Hijra HolidayLocal holidayOyo
2022FriJul 29Al-Hijra HolidayLocal holidayOsun
2022SatJul 30Al-HijraLocal holiday 
2022MonAug 1Al-Hijra HolidayLocal holidayKano
2023WedJul 19Al-Hijra (Tentative Date)Local holiday 
2024MonJul 8Al-Hijra (Tentative Date)Local holiday 
2025FriJun 27Al-Hijra (Tentative Date)Local holiday 
2026WedJun 17Al-Hijra (Tentative Date)Local holiday 
2027SunJun 6Al-Hijra (Tentative Date)Local holiday 
2028ThuMay 25Al-Hijra (Tentative Date)Local holiday 

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