Public holidays in Burundi

This is a list of public holidays in Burundi.[1]
Date English Name Comments
January 1 New Year's Day
February 5 Unity Day Intended to help reconcile ethnic differences between the Tutsi and the Hutu.[2]
April 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira Day Marks the anniversary of President Ntaryamira's death in 1994.[3]
May 1 Labour Day International Workers' Day
April or May
40 days after Easter
Ascension
July 1 Independence Day Independence from Belgium in 1962.[4]
August 15 Assumption
October 13 Rwagasore Day Prince Louis Rwagasore was a nationalist assassinated in 1961.
October 21 Ndadaye Day President Melchior Ndadaye′s assaaination in 1993 sparked the Burundian Civil War
November 1 All Saints' Day
December 25 Christmas Day
10 Dhu al-Hijjah
date varies
Eid al-Adha
Feast of the Sacrifice
This national holiday is the holiest day of the Islamic year; it celebrates Abraham′s sacrifice of his son.

Dates of variable holidays

2021
  • Ascension: May 13
  • Eid al-Adha: July 20
2022
  • Labour Day: May 2
  • Ascension: May 25
  • Eid al-Adha: July 10
  • Christmas: December 26
2023
  • Ascension: May 18
  • Eid al-Adha: June 28
2024
  • Ascension: May 9
  • Eid al-Adha: June 17
2025
  • Ascension: May 29
  • Eid al-Adha: June 7

References

  1. ^ Burundi Business Holidays (in French)
  2. ^ "Unity Day in Burundi in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "President Ntaryamira Day in Burundi in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Independence Day in Burundi in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.


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