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Bank and Public Holidays for Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Burkina Faso Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
        Tue Revolution Day (National Day)
Mar.    Wed Women's Day
Apr. 17 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Mon Labour Day
     25 Thu Ascension Day
June 25 Sun Aïd el Segheir / Korité (End of Ramadan)
     26 Mon End of Ramadan Holiday
Aug.  5 Sat Independence Day
     15 Tue Assumption Day
Sep.  1 Fri Aïd el Kébir / Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oct. 31 Tue Martyrs' Day
Nov.  1 Wed All Saints' Day
     30 Thu Fête du Maouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
Dec. 11 Mon Proclamation of Independence Day
     25 Mon Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

26 Oct 2016 Burkina Faso Public Holiday October 31 (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) Burkina Faso's Minister of Labour (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale) has issued the communiqué 16.808 announcing that Monday, October 31, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso ("déclarée chômé et payé").  01 Feb 2016 Burkina Faso 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) The government of Burkina Faso has announced it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso for the calendar year 2016.  23 Nov 2015 Burkina Faso Public Holidays Amendments (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) Burkina Faso's Cabinet (Conseil des ministres du Conseil national de la transition) has announced that it had unanimously approved changes to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso, these amendments affecting the March, September and October, non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso.  16 Jul 2015 Burkina Faso End of Ramadan 2015 Public Holiday (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) The President of the présidium de la Fédération des associations islamiques du Burkina has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (or Korité or End of Ramadan) and related non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso would be Friday, July 17, 2015.  05 Jan 2015 Burkina Faso 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) The government of Burkina Faso has announced it annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso for the calendar year 2015.  28 Jan 2014 Burkina Faso 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) The government of Burkina Faso has announced it annual list of non-working public holidays in Burkina Faso for the calendar year 2014.  11 Feb 2013 Burkina Faso Public Holiday February 12 (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) The government of Burkina Faso has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Burkina Faso on account of the second place obtained by the national football team in the 2013 CAN championship.  17 Aug 2012 Burkina Faso 2012 Eid al-Fitr Public Holidays (Fédération des associations islamiques du Burkina-Ouagadougou) The President of the présidium de la Fédération des associations islamiques du Burkina has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (or Korité or End of Ramadan) and related non-working public holiday would be officially observed on Sunday, August 19, 2012.  29 Aug 2011 Burkina Faso Public Holiday For Eid al-Fitr August 30 (L'Essor-Bamako) The President of the présidium de la Fédération des associations islamiques du Burkina has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (or Korité or End of Ramadan) and related non-working public holiday would be Tuesday, August 30, 2011.  30 Oct 2009 Burkina Faso Declares November 2 Public Holiday (Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale-Ouagadougou) A communique, by Burkina Faso's Ministère du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale, has announced that Monday, November 2, 2009, had been declared a day in lieu public holiday.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Burkina Faso public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The law governing public holidays in Burkina Faso is la loi N°019-2000/AN portant institution de fêtes légales au Burkina Faso which replaced the 1992 Loi n° 09/92/ADP instituant les fêtes légales au Burkina Faso, which itself abrogated the earlier Zatu n° AN VII-004/FP/PRES du 21 septembre 1989 and the Ordonnance n° 92-0067/PRES du 21 novembre 1991.  August 4 and October 15 are mentioned in Article 2 of the aforementioned law of 2000, but they are only classified as commemorative dates (sont reconnus par l’Etat comme marquant des événements à caractère historique pouvant donner lieu à des cérémonies commémoratives) and the wording of Article 3 makes it obvious that only the holidays and dates mentioned in Article 1 are public holidays. The appearance of these 2 public holidays on some websites is probably due to the fact that they were indeed paid public holidays, but only from 1992 to 2000.  Weekend Public holidays: Some online sources claim that only 2 public holidays lead to a day in lieu public holiday on the Monday following a Sunday occurrence; May 1 and December 11. However, having read the 2000 law on public holidays, and searched the Journal Officiel du Burkina Faso for any subsequent amendment, it would seem that, in practice, the reality is a bit more subtle.  National Day: Note that the Haute-Volta (as Burkina Faso was then called) gained it independence on August 5, 1960. However, as August is a winter period in Burkina Faso, it was decided to move the celebration of the National Day to December 11, a period when farmers have finished gathering crops.  Burkina Faso International Codes BF and BFA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bf (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Burkina Faso information and news: Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) (Burkina Faso central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Burkina Faso maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Burkina Faso), and Wikipedia (includes Burkina Faso commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Burkina Faso, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Burkina Faso, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Burkina Faso.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Burkina Faso that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Burkina Faso were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Burkina Faso, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Burkina Faso, before planning any trip to Burkina Faso. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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