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Holidays

2016 Schedule of Holidays for U.S. Embassy Bujumbura

Holiday Observed Country
New Year's Day Friday, January 1 US/Burundi
Martin Luther King's Birthday Monday, January 18 US
Unity Day Friday, February 5 Burundi
President's Day Monday, February 15 US
President Ntaryamira Day Wednesday, April 6 Burundi
Labor Day* Sunday, May 1 Burundi
Ascension Day Thursday, May 5 Burundi
Memorial Day Monday, May 30 US
Independence Day Friday, July 1 Burundi
Independence Day (July 4th) Monday, July 4 US
Assumption Day Monday, August 15 Burundi
Labor Day Monday, September 5 US
Eid-El -Adha** o/aSeptember 11 Burundi
Columbus Day Monday, October 10 US
Prince Louis Rwagasore Day Thursday, October 13 Burundi
President Ndadaye's Day Friday, October 21 Burundi
All Saints Day Tuesday, November 1 Burundi
Veteran's Day Friday, November 11 US
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 US
Christmas Day* Sunday, December 25 US/Burundi

* 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.