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Burkina Faso : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Burkina Faso : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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mid-term holiday (end)Monday March 5, 2018School holidays 
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Womens' Day*Thursday March 8, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 20, 2018School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday April 27, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (end)Monday May 7, 2018School holidays 
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Ascension*Thursday May 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Monday June 4, 2018Special Events 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Friday June 15, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (beginning)Wednesday July 4, 2018School holidays 
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Independence Day**Sunday August 5, 2018National Day 
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Independence Day**Monday August 6, 2018National Day 
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Assumption*Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (end)Monday September 3, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)Wednesday September 26, 2018Special Events 
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Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday March 5, 2018

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Womens' Day -
Thursday March 8, 2018

Secular holiday : The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City. The garment workers were protesting what they saw as very poor working conditions and low wages. The protesters were attacked and dispersed by police. These women established their first labor union two years later.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 20, 2018

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Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 27, 2018

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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday May 7, 2018

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Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

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Parliament recess (beginning) -
Monday June 4, 2018

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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Also called Korité


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday July 4, 2018

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Independence Day -
Sunday August 5, 2018

Secular holiday : Obtained from France on 5 August, 1960 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Independence Day -
Monday August 6, 2018

Secular holiday : Obtained from France on 5 August, 1960 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

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Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 3, 2018

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Parliament recess (end) -
Wednesday September 26, 2018

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