International events


October 27 to November 5, 2000

The Salon International de l'Artisanat de Ouagadougou (SIAO) is the largest craft event of the continent. It takes place every two years in Ouagadougou. The next edition will take placeOctober 27 to November 5, 2000

Special mention should be made ​​for art and handicrafts in Burkina Faso . The Burkinabe are admirable artists. The bronzes have the reputation of the royal courts. The bronze masters offer unique works of rare beauty. See also, the potters of the country and Dagari Dafina, boxes or Bobo, hides and skins, masks and stools ancient basketry.

February 24 to March 3, 2001

Largest festival of African cinema in the world, the Panafrican Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), born in 1969, became the big event film of Africa. It is held every two years. The next edition will be held from February 24 to March 3, 2001.

SNC Bobo 2000
March 24 to April 2, 2000

The National Week of Culture (CNS) remains undoubtedly one of the most important of Burkina Faso. It takes place every two years in Bobo-Dioulasso, which has become the cultural capital of the country. The next edition (CNS Bobo 2000) will be held from March 24 to April 2, 2000 .