Doing Business in Burundi

Doing Business in Burundi

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

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



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