Public Holidays in Mauritius

Every year there are 15 annual public holidays in Mauritius


Every year there are 15 annual public holidays in Mauritius which is announced by the Cabinet. 7 of the public holidays are fixed holidays which are 1st and 2nd January (New Year), 1st February (Abolition of Slavery), 12th March (National Day), 1st May (Labour Day), 2nd November (Arrival of Indentured Labourers) and 25th December (Christmas Day). The other 8 public holidays are for religious festivals which vary from year to year.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 2019
 
DAY DATE HOLIDAY
Tuesday 1st January New Year's Day
Wednesday 2nd January New Year Holiday
Monday 21st January Thaipoosam Cavadee
Friday 1st February Abolition of Slavery
Tuesday 5th February Chinese New Year
Monday 4th March Maha Shivaratree
Tuesday 12th March National Day
Saturday 6th April Ugadi
Wednesday 1st May Labour Day
Wednesday 5th June Eid al-Fitr*
Tuesday 3rd September Ganesh Chaturthi
Sunday 27th October Divali
Friday 1st November All Saints' Day
Saturday 2nd November Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day

* The exact date of this festival is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the moon. It will either be on the 5th June or the 6th June.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 2018
 
DAY DATE HOLIDAY
Monday 1st January New Year's Day
Tuesday 2nd January New Year Holiday
Wednesday 31st January Thaipoosam Cavadee
Thursday 1st February Abolition of Slavery
Tuesday 13th February Maha Shivaratree
Friday 16th February Chinese New Year
Monday 12th March National Day
Sunday 18th March Ugadi
Tuesday 1st May Labour Day
Saturday 16th June Eid al-Fitr*
Wednesday 15th August Assumption Day
Friday 14th September Ganesh Chaturthi
Friday 2nd November Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Wednesday 7th November Divali
Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day

* The exact date of this festival is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the moon. It will either be on the 16th June or the 17th June.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN 2017
 
DAY DATE HOLIDAY
Sunday 1st January New Year's Day
Monday 2nd January New Year Holiday
Saturday 28th January Chinese New Year
Wednesday 1st February Abolition of Slavery
Thursday 9th February Thaipoosam Cavadee
Friday 24th February Maha Shivaratree
Sunday 12th March National Day
Wednesday 29th March Ugadi
Monday 1st May Labour Day
Monday 26th June Eid al-Fitr*
Saturday 26th August Ganesh Chaturthi
Thursday 19th October Divali
Wednesday 1st November All Saints' Day
Thursday 2nd November Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Monday 25th December Christmas Day

* The exact date of this festival is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the moon. It will either be on the 26th June or the 27th June.