Burkina Faso Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Aid El Segheir (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Aid El Segheir itself. Aid El Segheir and Aid El Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
03
Anniversary of the 1966 Coup d'État
Start date:
3 January 2016
March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
05
Ascension Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
July
06
Aid El Segheir (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
6 July 2016
August
04
Revolution Day
Start date:
4 August 2016
August
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 August 2016
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2016
September
13
Aid El Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
03
El am Hejir (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
3 October 2016
October
15
Anniversary of the 1987 Coup d'État
Start date:
15 October 2016
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2016
December
11
Proclamation of the Republic
Start date:
11 December 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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