Holidays & Observances in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa. Today it is inhabited by many different tribes that come from about 60 different ethnic groups. It was owned by France for many years and French is still the official language, though many people speak in their indigenous tongues. Similarly, many people officially consider themselves to be either Muslim or Christian, but these beliefs are often mixed with indigenous ones. It is one of the few countries in West Africa that is not predominantly Muslim. Because of the wide variety of cultures, all-encompassing traditions are hard to come by. Different groups of people celebrate holidays differently across the country.