WEEK/TERM: THIRD TERM/WEEK 1
CLASS: GRADE 5
SUBJECT: HISTORY AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
TOPIC: PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN NIGERIA
- A Holiday is a period during which pupils and students do not attend their school.
- Holiday is also a day on which a festival, or national celebration is traditionally observed. On such a day, people do not go to work.
Public holidays in Nigeria include:
- New Year – 1st January of every year.
- Eid el-Maulud – The celebration of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.
- Good Friday – In the months of March or April. It is a Christian festival.
- Easter Monday.
- Workers’ day – May 1st.
- Children’s day – May 27th.
- Democracy day – June 12th formerly it was observed on every 29th of May.
- Eid –el Kabir – A Muslim festival.
- Eid – el Fitri – A Muslim festival.
- Christmas – A Christian festival observed on December, 25th.
- Boxing day – Observed on the 26th of December.
In Cross River State
December 27th and 28th are always observed as public holidays to celebrate Christmas street carnival.
Exercises / Assignment
- What is a holiday?
- Name 10 public holidays in Nigeria.