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Holidays

2015 Schedule of Holidays for U.S. Embassy Bujumbura

Holiday Day Date US=United States
B=Burundi
New Year's Day Thursday January 1 US/B
Martin Luther King's Birthday Monday January 19 US
Unity Day Thursday February 5 B
President's Day Monday February 16 US
President Ntaryamira Day Monday April 6 B
Labor Day Friday May 1 B
Ascension Day Thursday May 14 B
Memorial Day Monday May 25 US
Independence Day Wednesday July 1 B
Independence Day (July 4th) Friday July 3 US
Assumption Day Saturday August 15 B
Labor Day Monday September 7
US
Eid-El -Adha** Wednesday September 23 B
Columbus Day Monday October 12 US
Prince Louis Rwagasore Day Tuesday October 13 B
President Ndadaye's Day Wednesday October 21 B
All Saints Day* Sunday November 1 B
Veteran's Day Wednesday November 11 US
Thanksgiving Thursday November 26 US
Christmas Day Friday December 25 US/B

* The holiday falls on Sunday; observation of the holiday may be on the following Monday (and observed by the U.S. Mission in Burundi) contingent on a formal announcement by the Government of Burundi, which often comes at the last moment.

**Eid - El - Adha is a festival that celebrates the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. The holiday will depend on the sighting of the moon and therefore the U.S. Mission in Burundi will close on the working day the holiday falls on.