Proclamation of the Republic in Burkina Faso in 2024

Proclamation of the Republic in Burkina Faso in 2024
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Proclamation of the Republic
  Dates of Proclamation of the Republic in Burkina Faso
2025 Burkina Faso Thu, Dec 11 National Holiday
2024 Burkina Faso Wed, Dec 11 National Holiday
2023 Burkina Faso Mon, Dec 11 National Holiday
2022 Dec 11, Dec 12
Burkina FasoMon, Dec 12National Holiday (in lieu)
Burkina FasoSun, Dec 11National Holiday
2021 Burkina Faso Sat, Dec 11 National Holiday

Upper Volta became an independent republic within the French Community on December 11th 1958

When is Proclamation of the Republic Day?

Republic Day is a public holiday in Burkina Faso celebrated on December 11th each year.

This holiday commemorates the establishment of the Republic of Upper Volta on this day in 1958.

History of Burkina Faso Republic Day

The region of modern-day Burkina Faso did not attract colonial attention until the late nineteenth century. By 1898, the kingdoms that now make up the majority of the region corresponding to modern-day Burkina Faso had become a French protectorate.

These territories were added to the Upper Senegal and Burkina Faso colony of French West Africa in 1904. Over the years, regions within the area were split apart into different colonies, before Upper Volta was created on September 4th 1947 becoming an overseas territory of the French Union.

On December 11th 1958, The Republic of Upper Volta became a self-governing autonomous republic within the French Community.

It was nearly two years before Upper Volta gained its full independence from France in August 1960. Upper Volta changed its name to Burkina Faso in August 1984.

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