Burkina Faso Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Burkina Faso.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Burkina Faso. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|3 Jan||Tue||Revolution Day|
|8 Mar||Wed||International Women's Day|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|25 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|26 Jun||Mon||Korité Holiday|
|5 Aug||Sat||Independence Day|
|15 Aug||Tue||Assumption Day|
|1 Nov||Wed||All Saints' Day|
|30 Nov||Thu||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|11 Dec||Mon||Proclamation of Independence Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
Burkina Faso currently celebrates 15 national holidays each year, with a majority of these holidays based on religious beliefs. Some of these religious holidays occur on different dates each year because their celebration dates are based on the lunar cycle.
National holidays are regulated under Law 019-2000/AN, part of the Labor Code. This law designates the fifteen national holidays and provides the government with the authority to move holidays that fall on a Sunday to the following day and establish one-time national holidays for special events.