Holidays and Closures

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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 2023, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the below dates.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2023
January 2 Monday New Year’s Day U.S., Burkina Faso
January 3 Tuesday Popular Uprising 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
April 10 Monday Easter Monday Burkina Faso
April 21** Friday Eid-El-Fitr (Ramadan) Burkina Faso
May 1 Monday International Labor Day Burkina Faso
May 18 Thursday Ascension Day Burkina Faso
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 19 Monday Juneteenth U.S.
June 29** Thursday Eid-Al-Kabir Burkina Faso
July 4 Monday U.S. Independence Day U.S.
August 5 Saturday Independence Day Burkina Faso
August 15 Tuesday Assumption Day Burkina Faso
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 27** Wednesday Mouloud Burkina Faso
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 Burkina Faso
December 25 Monday Christmas Day U.S., Burkina Faso