Holidays in Burundi 2026

There are 13 public holidays in Burundi in 2026, 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, 2026.

Unity Day
Unity Day is a public holiday in Burundi attempting to reconcile the tension between to ethnic groups of the Tutsi and the Hutu. The holiday falls on February 5, 2026.

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 falls on March 20, 2026.

President Ntaryamira Day
President Ntaryamira Day is a public holiday in Burundi, and it is observed on April 6, 2026, and commemorates the death anniversary of President Cyprien Ntaryamira in 1994.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2026, 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 14, 2026.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival observed on May 27, 2026. It honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Independence Day
Independence Day is observed on July 1, 2026, and commemorates the anniversary of when Burundi gained its complete independence from Belgium on July 1, 1962.

Assumption Day
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, 2026.

Prince Louis Rwagasore Day
Prince Louis Rwagasore Day commemorates the death anniversary of Prince Louis Rwagasore, who was assassinated in 1961. The holiday falls on October 13, 2026.

President Ndadaye's Day
President Ndadaye's Day is observed on October 21, 2026. The holiday commemorates the death anniversary of President Melchior Ndadaye, who was assassinated in 1993.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2026, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2026, 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 Burundi 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Unity DayFeb 05, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrMar 20, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
President Ntaryamira DayApr 06, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 14, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaMay 27, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 01, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
Assumption DayAug 15, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Prince Louis Rwagasore DayOct 13, 2026TuesdayPublic Holiday
President Ndadaye's DayOct 21, 2026WednesdayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
All Saints' Day HolidayNov 02, 2026SundayObserved
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Burundi in 2026.

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