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Burkina Faso has a total of 21 holidays in 2023. 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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||Sunday, January 1, 2023||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
|Day off for New Year
||Monday, January 2, 2023||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
|Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day
||Tuesday, January 3, 2023||Burkina Faso Popular Uprising Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso|
|International Women's Day
||Wednesday, March 8, 2023||International Women's Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso|
||Monday, March 20, 2023||March Equinox in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)|
||Thursday, March 23, 2023||Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.|
||Monday, April 10, 2023||Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.|
||Friday, April 21, 2023||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.|
||Monday, May 1, 2023||Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
||Thursday, May 18, 2023||Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.|
||Wednesday, June 21, 2023||June Solstice in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)|
||Thursday, June 29, 2023||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.|
||Saturday, August 5, 2023||National Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso|
|Assumption of Mary
||Tuesday, August 15, 2023||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.|
||Saturday, September 23, 2023||September Equinox in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)|
|The Prophet's Birthday
||Wednesday, September 27, 2023||Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.|
||Tuesday, October 31, 2023||Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso|
|All Saints’ Day
||Wednesday, November 1, 2023||Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.|
|Proclamation of Independence Day
||Monday, December 11, 2023||Proclamation of Independence Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso|
||Friday, December 22, 2023||December Solstice in Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)|
||Monday, December 25, 2023||Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.|