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Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso

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.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Republic Day Republic Day in Burkina Faso National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Independence Day in Burkina Faso National, Federal, Bank, Public
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs