Doing Business in Burundi

The following are the highlights as to the time of working and public holidays:

Time
Burundi Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Burundi is in Central Africa Time Zone (CAT).Days and nights are of same length of 12 hours all year round

Business Hours
working hours for both government and private sectors are 8.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to
5.00 pm from Monday to Friday

Public Holidays
Burundi celebrates Public Holidays on the day on which they fall. The public holidays observed
are:

 

 

New Year’s Day

1 January

 

Unity Day

5 February

 

President Ntaryamira Day (assassination anniversary)

 

6 April

Labour day

 

1 May

 

Ascension Day

9 May

Independence Day

 

1 July

 

Aid-El-Fithr (End of Ramadan)

 

8 August

 

Assumption Day

 

15 August

 

Prince Rwagasore Day (assassination Day)

 

13 October

 

Aid-El-Hadj (Feast of Sacrifice)

 

15 October

 

President Ndadaye Day (assassination Day)

 

21 October

 

All Saints Day

 

1 November

 

Christmas Day

25 December

 

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