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 2020, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the below dates.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2020
January 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day U.S., Burkina Faso
January 3 Thursday Burinka Faso National Day Burkina Faso
January 20 Monday MLK Birthday U.S.
February 17 Monday President's Day U.S.
March 9 Monday International Women's Day Burkina Faso
April 13 Monday Easter Monday Burkina Faso
May 1 Friday International Labor Day Burkina Faso
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day Burkina Faso
May 25 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
May 25** Monday Eid-El-Fitr (Ramadan) Burkina Faso
July 3 Friday U.S. Independence Day U.S.
July 31** Friday Eid-Al-Kabir Burkina Faso
August 5 Wednesday Independence Day Burkina Faso
August 15 Saturday Assumption Day Burkina Faso
September 7 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 12 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
October 29** Thursday Mouloud Burkina Faso
November 2 Monday All Saints' Day Burkina Faso
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day U.S.
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 11 Friday Commemoration of Independece Burkina Faso
December 25 Friday Christmas Day U.S., Burkina Faso