Public Holidays

Public Holidays

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.

2019 Public Holidays
1st-2nd January – New Year
21st January – Thaipoosam Cavadee
1st February – Abolition of Slavery
5th February – Chinese Spring festival
4th March – Maha Shivaratree
12th March – National day
6th April– Ougadi
1st May – Labour Day
5th June– Eid-Ul-Fitr *
3rd September – Ganesh Chaturthi
27th October– Divali
1st November- All Saints Day
2nd November- Arrival of indentured laborers
25th December – Christmas 

 

 

 

NOTE: Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon. The dates given above are therefore approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night. Normal business patterns may be interrupted as a result. Many restaurants are closed during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking in other locations. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last anything from two to ten days, depending on the region.