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 2018
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Monday New Year's Day US & Nigeria
January 15 Monday Martin Luther King Day US
February 19 Monday Presidents’ Day US
March 30 Friday Good Friday Nigeria
April 2 Monday Easter Monday Nigeria
May 1 Tuesday Workers Day Nigeria
May 28 Monday U.S. Memorial Day US
May 29 Tuesday Nig. Democracy Day Nigeria
June 15 Friday Eid-El-Fitr** US
July 4 Wednesday Independence Day US
August 22 Wednesday Eid-El-Kabir** Nigeria
September 3 Monday Labor Day US
October 1 Monday Independence Day Nigeria
October 8 Monday Columbus Day US
November 12 Monday Veterans Day US
November 21 Wednesday Eid-el-Maulud** US
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving Nigeria
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Holiday US & Nigeria
December 26 Wednesday Boxing Day Nigeria

**STC-These dates are subject to change.