Recently updated on February 25th, 2023 at 08:55 am
The Nigerian national days of celebration by PositiveNaija is a list of official national days celebrated in Nigeria as well as diligent research of proposed days (in asterisks) based on the values of courage, truth, justice and excellence.
Nigerian National Days Of Celebration
- 15th of January: Armed Forces Remembrance Day (commemorates the end of the Nigerian Civil War)
- 1st of May: Workers’ Day (celebration of labourers and the working classes)
- 27th of May: Children’s Day (celebrated in honor of children)
- *7th of June: Public Health Day (to commemorate the work on public health safety of Dora Nkem Akunyili who died on June 7, 2014)
- 12th of June: Democracy Day (to commemorate the restoration of democracy in the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as to commemorate the democratic election of MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993)
- *2nd of August: Music Day (to commemorate the musical impact of Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti who died on August 2, 1997)
- *12th of August: Football Day (to commemorate the footballing impact of Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji who died on August 12, 1989)
- 1st of October: Independence Day (celebration of Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on October 1, 1960)
- *19th of October: Journalism Day (to commemorate the journalistic impact of Dele Giwa who was assassinated on October 19, 1986)
- *10th of November: Environment Protection Day (to commemorate the impact of Kenule Beeson “Ken” Saro-Wiwa on environmental activism and protection as he was executed by hanging by the Nigerian military government on November 10, 1995)
*This compilation was first researched, written, poster designed and last updated by Toju Micheal Ogbe – without interference or sponsorship by the featured individuals.
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