Public holidays in Burkina Faso

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This is a list of holidays in Burkina Faso.

Public holidays[edit]

Date English name Description
January 1 New Year's Day
January 3 Revolution Day Anniversary of the 1966 Upper Voltan coup d'état.[1]
March 8 International Women’s Day
March or April Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
May or June Ascension Day Ascension of Jesus into Heaven.
August 5 Independence Day From France, 1960.
August 15 Assumption Day Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven.
October 31 Martyrs Day Dedicated to the victims of the 2015 Burkinabé coup d'état.[2]
November 1 All Saints Day
December 11 Proclamation of Independence Day The Republic of Upper Volta became a self-governing autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958.[3]
December 25 Christmas Day
Shawwal 1 Korité Breaking of the Ramadan fast.
Dhu al-Hijjah 10 Tabaski Feast of the Sacrifice of the Prophet Abraham.
Rabi' al-awwal 12 Mawlid Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.


  1. ^ "Revolution Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Burkina Faso". Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  2. ^ "Martyrs Day in Burkina Faso / October 31, 2020". AnydayGuide. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "Proclamation of the Republic in Burkina Faso in 2020". Office Holidays. Retrieved August 23, 2020.