Burundi Public Holidays 2018

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Burundi bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Burundi Public Holidays in 2018
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day
Feb.  5 Mon Unity Day
Apr.  6 Fri President Ntaryamira Day (assassination anniv.)
May   1 Tue Labour Day
     10 Thu Ascension Day
June 15 Fri Aid-El-Fithr (End of Ramadan)
July  1 Sun Independence Day
      2 Mon Independence Day Holiday
Aug. 15 Wed Assumption Day
     21 Tue Aid-El-Hadj (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oct. 13 Sat Prince Rwagasore Day (assassination anniv.)
     21 Sun President Ndadaye Day (assassination anniv.)
     22 Mon Public Holiday
Nov.    Thu All Saints' Day
Dec.    Tue Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

05 Jul 2016 Burundi End of Ramadan Public Holiday July 6 (Le Portail des Institutions-Bujumbura) Burundi's President, Pierre Nkurunziza, has announced that the date of the upcoming Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Burundi would be Wednesday, July 6, 2016, and that that date had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Burundi ("un jour chômé et payé").  22 Jul 2015 Burundi Public Holiday July 24 (Le Portail des Institutions-Bujumbura) Burundi's Minister of Labor has announced that the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, had declared Friday, July 24, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Burundi, on account of the upcoming senatorial elections.  02 Apr 2014 Burundi Public Holiday April 7 (Le Portail des Institutions-Bujumbura) Burundi's Minister of Labor, Annonciate Sendazirasa, has announced that the Government of Burundi had declared Monday, April 7, 2014, as an additional public holiday in Burundi, due to the fact that the public holiday for the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Cyprien Ntaryamira falls on a Sunday.  23 May 2013 Burundi November 30 EAC Public Holiday Update (New Vision-Kampala) The former president of Tanzania, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, has re-kindled the call for the member states of the East African Community (EAC), which includes Burundi, to declare November 30 as the East African Day public holiday "to enhance citizens' participation and awareness in the integration process".  23 Dec 2011 Burundi 2011-2012 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified (Le Portail des Institutions-Bujumbura) Burundi's Minister of Labor, Annonciate Sendazirasa, has clarified the rules regulating the upcoming Burundi 2011-2012 year-end public holidays, in particular those falling on a weekend.  06 Feb 2010 Burundi Declares February 8 Public Holiday (Le Portail des Institutions-Bujumbura) The President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, has declared Monday, February 8, 2010, a one-off public holiday to enable civil servants and the private sector to register for the upcoming elections.  21 Jul 2006 Burundi Declares April 6 Public Holiday (Arib News) Earlier this week, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree, making April 6, the date of the assassination of President Ntaryamira, a public holiday in Burundi.  01 Nov 2005 Burundi To Observe Muslim Public Holiday For The First Time (Agence burundaise de presse-Bujumbura) For the very first time, the government of Burundi decided to observe the Idd-al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) Muslim festival by declaring, Friday, November 4, 2005, a national public holiday in Burundi.  27 Nov 2002 Burundi November 30 EAC Public Holiday Suggested (The Kenya Times) A group of journalists from the three East African Community (EAC) states of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, have suggested to declare November 30 as an annual public holiday common to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Burundi public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Burundi are regulated by the Décret n°100/182 du 17 juillet 2006 fixant la liste et le régime des jours fériés, within the framework of the Code du Travail du Burundi (Décret loi n°1-037 du 07 juillet 93).  Burundi International Codes BI and BDI (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bi (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Burundi information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Burundi maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Burundi), and Wikipedia (includes Burundi commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Burundi, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Burundi, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Burundi.


Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Burundi that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.


Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Burundi were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Burundi, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Burundi, before planning any trip to Burundi. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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