Holidays and Closures


The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos observe both U.S. and Nigerian holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Nigerian holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy/Consulate General Dates of Closure

The Embassy and the Consulate General will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2017
Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year's Day US & Nigeria
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Day US
February 20 Monday Presidents’ Day US
April 14 Friday Good Friday Nigeria
April 17 Monday Easter Monday Nigeria
May 1 Monday Workers Day Nigeria
May 29 Monday U.S. Memorial Day / Nig. Democracy Day US & Nigeria
June 26 Monday Eid-El-Fitr** US
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day US
September 1 Friday Eid-El-Kabir** Nigeria
September 4 Monday Labor Day US
October 1 Sunday (STC) Independence Day Nigeria
October 9 Monday Columbus Day US
November 11 Friday Veterans Day US
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving US
December 1 Friday Eid-el-Maulud** Nigeria
December 25 Monday Christmas Holiday US & Nigeria
December 26 Tuesday Boxing Day Nigeria

**STC-These dates are subject to change.