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05/08

Independence Day (Burkina Faso)

In Burkina Faso, Independence Day is a public holiday celebrate on 5th August. If Independence Day falls on a Sunday, a public holiday is observed on the following Monday. This day commemorates full independence from France on 5 August 1960. Maurice Yameogo became the country's first president.

Originally, Burkina Faso was called Upper Volta but was renamed Burkina Faso in 1984 which means "Land of Incorruptible People."

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