Public Holidays in Burundi

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Public holidays in Burundi list. Below are National public holidays in Burundi .

Public holidays in Burundi
Public holidays in Burundi

These are Burundi public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Burundi as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Burundi with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.


Burundi is a landlocked country in east-central Africa, located in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region meets East Africa.

The Republic of Burundi is a country in Central East Africa that has roughly 13 national holidays. If necessary, Burundi’s president reserves the ability to designate additional national non-working holidays throughout the year. Burundi’s government frequently declares election days as non-working holidays in order to attract more people to vote.

All companies must provide their employees a day off for national holidays, according to the Labour Code. Employees are only paid for this day off if it is specified in their employment contract. If firms are compelled to pay, there are currently no official laws that can be followed. All government employees are believed to be paid for national holidays in addition to their day off.

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Burundi is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west (DROC).

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Burundi observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Burundi Public Holidays

In the Burundi , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Burundi as a holiday.

Every year on a Burundi public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Burundi public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in Burundi

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Feb 05: Unity Day

A holiday intended to help reconcile ethnic differences between the Tutsi and the Hutu, which has dominated the recent history of this African country.

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Unity Day

Apr 06: President Ntaryamira Day

May 01: Labour Day

May 13: Ascension Day

This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Ascension Day

Jul 01: Independence Day

Jul 20: Eid Al Adha

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah’s command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Eid Al Adha

Aug 15: Assumption Day

Oct 13: Prince Louis Rwagasore Day

Oct 21: President Ndadaye’s Day

Nov 01: All Saints’ Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Burundi happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Burundi public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Burundi gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Burundi or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.