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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 july 31, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday october 23, 2024All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024SIAO (even years only)Tradeshows
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    Saturday october 26, 2024Tour du Faso cycling raceSports events
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday january 3, 2025People's UpriseSecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday july 31, 2024
    School holidays :

    All Saints (beginning)

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    Wednesday october 23, 2024
    School holidays :

    SIAO (even years only)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    Tradeshows : Lasts 10 days - http://www.siao.bf in Ouagadougou 2024 edition confirmed

    Tour du Faso cycling race

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    Saturday october 26, 2024
    Sports events : Lasts 10 days http://www.tourdufaso.bf/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Martyrs' Day

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Catholic or protestant :

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    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

    People's Uprise

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    Friday january 3, 2025
    Secular holiday :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday january 6, 2025
    School holidays : Https://www.education.gov.bf
    https://enkoeducation.com/
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    schools are open on Saturday
    school uniforms optional ("faso dan fani")

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2024-- Plateau Central follow a different calendar

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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