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Events in Burundi

EVENTS IN BURUNDI DURING 2014

Including Burundi's National Holidays and other National Celebrations

The list below displays a calendar of events, national holidays and other recurring national celebrations relating to Burundi.

Using the menu of months on the left will be able to access a more detailed list of events including other global religious and secular celebrations in which all, or some, of the people of Burundi take part.

Burundi Calendar for 2014

Burundi Calendar Event Local Name On (or From-To)
Date
Origin
Date

New Years Day

1 January

This Gregorian Calendar Event being held in Burundi, celebrates the first day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar

Baptism of the Lord Jesus

12 January

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Unity Day

5 February

This National Celebration being held in Burundi,

Ash Wednesday

5 March

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Good Friday

18 April

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Easter Monday

21 April

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Ascension Day

29 May

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Independence Day

1 July 1962

This National Celebration being held in Burundi, Celebrates Independence from Belgium.

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Assumption 15 August

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi, celebrates the taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven

Mabon (Northern)

23 September

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Ostara (Southern)

23 September

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Rwagasore Day

13 October 1961

This National Celebration being held in Burundi, Commemorates the assasination of Prince Louis Rwagasore

Ndadaye Day

21 October 1993

This National Celebration being held in Burundi, Commemorates the assasination of Melchior Ndadaye, leader of the Hutu-dominated Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU).

Diwali

23 October

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi, The Festival of Lights, also known as Deepavali

All Saint's Day

All Hallows 1 November

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi, celebration in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

Republic Day

28 November 1966

This National Celebration being held in Burundi,

Yule (Northern)

21 December

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Litha (Southern)

21 December

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi,

Christmas Day

25 December

This Multi-faith Holy Day or Festival being held in Burundi, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ as observed by the Western Christian Church