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Labour Day

Labour Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Burundi

Every 1 May is Labour Day in Burundi and a national public holiday. It is a welcome day off work for Burundi’s labour force and a chance to enjoy the outdoors and extra time with family and friends.

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Labour Day began as a day for protesting and demanding better working conditions, the eight-hour day, and other benefits for workers. Today, however, it is more about recreation, relaxation, and celebration of the accomplishments of the nation’s workforce.

As Burundi has a heavily agricultural economy, producing things like coffee, tea, cotton, corn, and sorghum. Labour Day, therefore, puts the focus on farming communities and their traditional ways.

Previous Years

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