Holidays in Burkina Faso 2025

There are 15 public holidays in Burkina Faso in 2025, two of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world. The holiday falls on January 1, 2025.

Revolution Day
Revolution Day is observed on January 3, 2025, and commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 Upper Voltan coup, which forced President Maurice Yameogo to resign.

Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize the achievements made by women and to raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2025.

Eid al-Fitr
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday is observed on March 31, 2025.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2025, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 29, 2025.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. The holiday falls on June 6, 2025.

Independence Day
Independence Day is observed on August 5, 2025, and commemorates the anniversary of Burkina Faso gaining its independence from France on this day in 1960.

Assumption of Mary
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2025.

Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 5, 2025, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca, and he was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.

Martyrs' Day
Martyrs' Day is observed on October 31, 2025, and commemorates the victims of the 2015 coup d'├ętat. The coup was launched on September 16, 2015, and failed on September 23, 2015. Eleven people died and over 100 were injured.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2025, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Proclamation of Independence Day
Proclamation of Independence Day is observed on December 11, 2025, and commemorates the anniversary of when Burkina Faso achieved self-government in 1958 within the French Community.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

The following is the list of public holidays in Burkina Faso 2025.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2025WednesdayPublic Holiday
Revolution DayJan 03, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
Women's DayMar 08, 2025SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrMar 31, 2025MondayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 21, 2025MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 29, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 06, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
Independence DayAug 05, 2025TuesdayPublic Holiday
Assumption of MaryAug 15, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
Prophet's BirthdaySep 05, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
Martyrs' DayOct 31, 2025FridayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2025SaturdayPublic Holiday
Proclamation of
Independence Day
Dec 11, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2025ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Burkina Faso in 2025.

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