Mauritius Public Holidays


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Public Holidays in Mauritius

There are 15 annual public holidays in Mauritius. Seven of these are fixed holidays: 1st and 2nd January; 1st February; 12th March; 1st May; 2nd November; and 25th December. The remaining public holidays are religious festivals with dates that vary from year to year.

Muslim holidays occur according to local sightings of phases of the moon; the dates given below are based on the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia and may be subject to local variations such as holidays starting a day later. Many Muslim holidays, especially the Eids, last between 3 and 4 days.

Note: The Muslim day starts at sunset and not at midnight; therefore the holidays listed here actually begin the evening before the displayed date.

Hindu public holidays in Mauritius are based on the Hindu Lunar calendar.

Holiday
New Year Holiday
Thaipoosam Cavadee
Abolition of Slavery Day
Chinese Spring Festival
Maha Shivaratree
Independence Day
Labour Day
Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan ends)
Ganesh Chathurthi
All Saints Day
Divali (Festival of Lights)
Christmas Day
2016
1 Jan
17 Jan
1 Feb
8 Feb
8 Mar
12 Mar
1 May
7 Jul
5 Sept
1 Nov
30 Oct
25 Dec
2017
1 Jan
17 Jan
1 Feb
28 Jan
25 Mar
12 Mar
1 May
26 Jun
25 Aug
1 Nov
19 Oct
25 Dec
Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 16 February, 2017
 
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