Public holidays in Burkina Faso

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This is a list of holidays in Burkina Faso.

Public holidays

Date English name Description
January 1 New Year's Day
January 3 Anniversary of the 1966 Upper Voltan coup d'état
March 8 Women’s Day
May 1 Labor Day
August 5 Independence Day
August 15 Assumption
November 1 All Saints Day
December 11 Proclamation of the Republic Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community
December 25 Christmas

August 4 (Revolution Day) and October 15 (Anniversary of the 1987 coup d’état) are mentioned in Article 2 of the aforementioned law of 2000, but they are only classified as commemorative dates (sont reconnus par l’Etat comme marquant des événements à caractère historique pouvant donner lieu à des cérémonies commémoratives) and the wording of Article 3 makes it obvious that only the holidays and dates mentioned in Article 1 are public holidays. This two dates were public holidays between 1992 and 2000.

Movable holidays

The following holidays are public holidays but the date on which each occurs varies, according to its corresponding calendar, and thus has no set date. In order in which they occur:

English Name Local Name Description
Eid ul-Fitr Aid el Sagheer Celebrates end of Ramadan
Easter

Easter Monday
The day after Easter Sunday
Ascension

Eid ul-Adha Aid el Kebir Feast of Sacrifice

References

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