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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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    Monday December 12, 2022Proclamation of the RepublicSecular holiday
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    Tuesday December 20, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday December 26, 2022Day of MourningSpecial Events
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023People's UpriseSecular holiday
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    Thursday January 5, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Fespaco Film festivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday April 3, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 21, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Proclamation of the Republic

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    Monday December 12, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday December 20, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
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    Day of Mourning

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Special Events : After 41 militia members killed

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Public holiday

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    People's Uprise

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Thursday January 5, 2023
    School holidays : Mena.gov.bf
    https://enkoeducation.com/
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    schools are open on Saturday
    school uniforms not required

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2023 -- Plateau Central follow a different calendar

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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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

    Fespaco Film festival

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 7 days - www.fespaco.bf in Ouagadougou 2023 edition confirmed

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    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.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 3, 2023
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    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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.

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

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Also called Korité

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday May 8, 2023
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    Ascension

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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.