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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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Communauté Africaine Financière Franc (XAF)
  • Internet domain: .bf - Telephone code: 226 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: 0(DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday april 1, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024KoritéMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday july 31, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 5, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    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.

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

    Korité

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Friday april 12, 2024
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    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.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday july 31, 2024
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    Independence Day

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    Monday august 5, 2024
    Secular holiday : Obtained from France on 5 August, 1960 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    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.