What to do during public holidays

When I was in university, I asked my brother why he was always so happy whenever a public holiday was announced and he said I would understand when I started working.  Sadly, he was right.  These days, while I love public holidays, I’m not as excited about them as I used to be – maybe because I’m happier in my career or maybe because I’m older.  Either way, public holidays feel just like long weekends which is essentially what they are, really.


This weekend will be one of those long weekends in Lagos because this Saturday (October 1st) is Nigeria’s Independence Day and since it falls on a weekend this year, the following weekday (in this case, Monday) is a public holiday.  So.  Three long days.  What to do with them?  If you’re super-organised, you remembered there would be a public holiday this month and you’ve already planned something great to do. 


Personally, I think long weekends like this are great for holidays not too far from your base.  So if you live in Lagos, you could spend the holiday in Abuja or Port-Harcourt or even Ghana or The Gambia.  Did you know that flights from Lagos to Accra, Ghana are sometimes cheaper than flights from Lagos to Abuja?  It’s true.  Do a bit of research.  This may be the perfect time to visit other West African countries.  Whatever happens, don’t let these three days go to waste.  You’ve worked hard for the break.


Do you plan to take a short trip during this public holiday?  What do you usually do during public holidays?  Tell us in the comments!


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