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New Year’s Day
Burkina Faso

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso observes New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

New Year’s Eve and Day celebrations are becoming a “very big thing” in Burkina Faso. In years gone by, everything would shut down for New Year’s Day, but today, there are many events and open businesses.

The holiday theme runs from Christmas Eve through 1 January and on to 3 January, which is Revolution Day. Revolution Day celebrates the overthrow of corrupt politicians in a 1966 coup. Thus, the welcoming of the new year also takes on a patriotic flair that it might not otherwise have.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday