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 2023
Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year's Day US
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Day US
February 20 Monday Washington's Birthday US
April 7 Friday Good Friday Nigeria
April 10 Monday Easter Monday Nigeria
April 21 Friday Eid-El-Fitr** Nigeria
May 1 Monday Workers Day Nigeria
May 29 Monday U.S. Memorial Day US
June 12 Monday Democracy Day Nigeria
June 19 Monday Juneteenth US
June 28 and June 29 Wednesday and Thursday Eid-El-Kabir** Nigeria
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day US
September 4 Monday Labor Day US
Septemberr 27 Wednesday Eid-El-Maulud** Nigeria
October 3 Monday Independence Day Nigeria
October 9 Monday Columbus Day US
November 10 Friday Veterans Day US
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving US
December 25 Monday Christmas Holiday** US & Nigeria
December 26 Tuesday Boxing Day** Nigeria

**STC-These dates are subject to change.