Burkina Faso Republic Day

Burkina Faso Republic Day

December 11
On this day in 1958 Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) voted to become an independent republic within the French community. It was then internally self-governing until it achieved independence in 1960 ( see Burkina Faso Independence Day). This is considered the most important national holiday in Burkina Faso, with many events held in the capital city of Ouagadougou.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Burkina Faso
2340 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-332-5577; fax: 202-667-1882
www.burkinaembassy-usa.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 206
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 224