There are 15 public holidays in Burkina Faso in 2023, 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, 2023, and is observed on January 2, 2023.
Revolution Day is observed on January 3, 2023, and commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 Upper Voltan coup, which forced President Maurice Yameogo to resign.
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, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
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 April 21, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, 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.
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 18, 2023.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival observed on June 28, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Independence Day is observed on August 5, 2023, 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, 2023.
The holiday, observed on September 27, 2023, 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 is observed on October 31, 2023, and commemorates the victims of the 2015 coup d'état. 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, 2023, 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, 2023, and commemorates the anniversary of when Burkina Faso achieved self-government in 1958 within the French Community.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, 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 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Revolution Day||Jan 03, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 21, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 28, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Aug 05, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Assumption of Mary||Aug 15, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Prophet's Birthday||Sep 27, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Martyrs' Day||Oct 31, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints' Day||Nov 01, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Proclamation of |
|Dec 11, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Burkina Faso in 2023.