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.
New Year Holiday
Abolition of Slavery Day
Chinese Spring Festival
Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan ends)
All Saints Day
Divali (Festival of Lights)