Burkina Faso has a total of 20 holidays in 2020. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day
Friday, January 3, 2020 Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
International Women's Day
Sunday, March 8, 2020 International Women's Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Day off for International Women's Day
Monday, March 9, 2020 International Women's Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Labour Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Eid al-Fitr
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Eid al-Adha
Friday, July 31, 2020 Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
National Day
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 National Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Assumption of Mary
Saturday, August 15, 2020 The Christian feast of the Assumption of Mary is on or around Aug 15 in most countries. A few celebrate Assumption Day at other times of the year.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
The Prophet's Birthday
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
All Saints
Sunday, November 1, 2020 All Saints is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Day off for All Saints
Monday, November 2, 2020 All Saints is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Proclamation of Independence Day
Friday, December 11, 2020 Proclamation of Independence Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.