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Burundi : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Franc (BIF)
Internet domain: .bi - Telephone code: 257 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Saturday February 5, 2022Day of UnitySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Friday April 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday April 6, 2022Day of MourningSecular holiday
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Monday April 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Friday July 1, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday July 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays : Www.burundi.gov.bi
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 13
schools may open on Saturday
school uniforms mostly required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2022

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Parliament recess (end)

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Special Events :

Parliament recess (end)

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Special Events :

Day of Unity

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Saturday February 5, 2022
Secular holiday :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 1, 2022
School holidays :

Day of Mourning

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Wednesday April 6, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to former president Cyprien NTARYAMIRA who was killed 2 months after his election on April 6, 1994

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday April 11, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

Independence Day

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Friday July 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Obtained in 1962 after having been administered by Belgium as a United Nations trust territory. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 8, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :