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 2019
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day US & Nigeria
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Day US
February 18 Monday Presidents’ Day US
April 19 Friday Good Friday Nigeria
April 22 Monday Easter Monday Nigeria
May 1 Wednesday Workers Day Nigeria
May 27 Monday U.S. Memorial Day US
June 5 Wednesday Eid-El-Fitr** Nigeria
June 12 Wednesday Democracy Day Nigeria
July 4 Thursday Independence Day US
August 12 Monday Eid-El-Kabir** Nigeria
September 2 Monday Labor Day US
October 1 Tuesday Independence Day Nigeria
October 14 Monday Columbus Day US
November 11 Monday Veterans Day US
November 11 Monday Eid-el-Maulud** Nigeria
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving US
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Holiday US & Nigeria
December 26 Thursday Boxing Day Nigeria

**STC-These dates are subject to change.