Formerly known as Upper Volta, Burkina Faso gained its name from combining Burkina meaning “free man” and Faso, “land.” Two well-known aspects of the country’s culture are masks and dancing. The masks are used in performing rites and rituals as part of worshipping their gods in the village. Different dances are used to show people that the spirits have blessed the village.

The economy of Burkina Faso relies mainly on agriculture with industry and services making up a smaller fraction of their productivity. A banking industry also plays a key role in enhancing the economic growth of the country. The industry is highly concentrated with only three banks holding 60% of its total financial sector. Although most of its citizens are yet to benefit from the gains made, good macroeconomic management with huge gold and cotton exports have ensured growth in the country at a rate of 5% over the last five years. Unfortunately, it does still have a relatively weak legal system, making it hard to protect personal property.

2021
March 8International Women’s Day
April 5Easter Monday
May 1Labour Day
May 13Ascension Day
May 13Eid al-Fitr
July 20Eid al-Adha
August 5National Day
August 15Assumption of Mary
August 16Day off for Assumption of Mary
October 19The Prophet’s Birthday
November 1All Saints
December 11Proclamation of Independence Day
December 25Christmas Day
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  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: 27.5%
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 25%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 18%
  • Bank of Africa (BOA) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Atlantique Burkina Faso (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque de l’Habitat du Burkina Faso (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Régionale de Solidarité (Commercial Bank)
  • Société Générale de Banques au Burkina (SG-BB) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Internationale du Burkina (BIB) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Sahélo-Saharienne pour l’Investissement et le Commerce (BSIC) (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l’Industire et l’Agriculture du
  • Burkina (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Commerciale du Burkina  (Commercial Bank)
  • Ecobank Burkina  (Commercial Bank)
  • Banque Agricole et Commerciale du Burkina (Commercial Bank)
  • United Bank for Africa (Commercial Bank)
  • Coris Bank  (Commercial Bank)

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