Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The U.S. Embassy and other U.S. agencies in Ouagadougou observe both U.S. and Burkinabe holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Burkinabe holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy Dates of Closure

In 2017, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the below dates.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2017
DATE DAY OF WEEK HOLIDAY COUNTRY
January 1 Sunday New Year’s Day U.S., Burkina Faso
January 3 Tuesday Burinka Faso National Day Burkina Faso
January 16 Monday MLK Birthday U.S.
February 20 Monday President's Day U.S.
March 8 Wednesday International Women's Day Burkina Faso
March 17 Monday Easter Monday Burkina Faso
May 1 Monday International Labor Day Burkina Faso
May 25 Thursday Ascension Day Burkina Faso
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 26 Monday Aid-Al Fitr/Ramadan Burkina Faso
July 4 Tuesday U.S. Independence Day U.S.
August 5 Saturday Independence Day Burkina Faso
August 15 Tuesday Assomption Day Burkina Faso
September 2 Saturday Aid-El Kebir/Tabaski Burkina Faso
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 9 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 1 Wednesday All Saints' Day Burkina Faso
November 10 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 11 Monday Commemoration of Independece & Mouloud Burkina Faso
December 25
Monday Christmas Day U.S., Burkina Faso