Mauritania Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Korité (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Korité itself. Korité and Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
May
25
African Liberation Day (Anniversary of the OAU's Foundation)
Start date:
25 May 2014
July
10
Armed Forces' Day
Start date:
10 July 2014
July
28
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
October
04
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
25
Islamic New Year
Start date:
25 October 2014
November
05
Independence Day
Start date:
5 November 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
May
25
African Liberation Day (Anniversary of the OAU's Foundation)
Start date:
25 May 2015
July
10
Armed Forces' Day
Start date:
10 July 2015
July
18
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
23
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
13
Islamic New Year
Start date:
13 October 2015
November
28
Independence Day
Start date:
28 November 2015
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