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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Public Holidays 2017

Today – 18 December 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 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueRevolution Day
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
25 JunSunKorité
26 JunMonKorité Holiday
5 AugSatIndependence Day
15 AugTueAssumption Day
1 SepFriTabaski
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
30 NovThuProphet Muhammad's Birthday
11 DecMonProclamation of Independence Day
25 DecMonChristmas 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.