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.

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Anniversary of the 1966 Coup d'État
Start date:
3 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
14
Ascension Day
Start date:
14 May 2015
July
18
Aid El Segheir (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
04
Revolution Day
Start date:
4 August 2015
August
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 August 2015
August
15
Assumption
Start date:
15 August 2015
September
23
Aid El Kébir (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
El am Hejir (Islamic New Year)
Start date:
13 October 2015
October
15
Anniversary of the 1987 Coup d'État
Start date:
15 October 2015
November
01
All Saints' Day
Start date:
1 November 2015
December
11
Proclamation of the Republic
Start date:
11 December 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
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