Burkina Faso has a total of 22 holidays in 2022. 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
Saturday, January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day
Monday, January 3, 2022 Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 International Women's Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
March Equinox
Sunday, March 20, 2022 March Equinox in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Easter Monday
Monday, April 18, 2022 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Labour Day
Sunday, May 1, 2022 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Day off for Labour Day
Monday, May 2, 2022 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid al-Fitr
Monday, May 2, 2022 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.
Ascension Day
Thursday, May 26, 2022 Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
June Solstice
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 June Solstice in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Eid al-Adha
Saturday, July 9, 2022 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
Friday, August 5, 2022 National Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Assumption of Mary
Monday, August 15, 2022 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
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
The Prophet's Birthday
Sunday, October 9, 2022 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Martyrs' Day
Monday, October 31, 2022 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
All Saints
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 All Saints is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Proclamation of Independence Day
Sunday, December 11, 2022 Proclamation of Independence Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
Day off for Proclamation of Independence Day
Monday, December 12, 2022 Proclamation of Independence Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso
December Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 December Solstice in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2022 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Day off for Christmas Day
Monday, December 26, 2022 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.