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Burkina Faso
Public Holidays

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Burkina Faso. Please scroll down to view.

Burkina Faso is a country located in Western Africa. 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. It is believed that this law also requires that employers pay employees for all national holidays.

It should be noted, however, that at this time you cannot access legal information in Burkina Faso. The government has recently transitioned to a new president and government. Burkina Faso has suffered several government changes in recent years and the legal system is very hard to access from people outside of the government centres.

It is believed that all employees are entitled to pay for national holidays, but some sources show that only government employees receive pay for these dates. It is also believed that employers provide a day in lieu if the employee is required to work on a national holiday based on their position. Again, this cannot be confirmed at this time.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueRevolution Day
8 MarWedWomen's Day
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
25 JunSunAid el Segheir / Korité
(End of Ramadan)
26 JunMonEnd of Ramadan Holiday
5 AugSatIndependence Day
15 AugTueAssumption Day
1 SepFriAid el Kebir / Tabaski
(Feast of Sacrifice)
1 NovWedAll Saints' Day
30 NovThuThe Prophet's Birthday
11 DecMonProclamation of Independence Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day