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.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
25
African Liberation Day (Anniversary of the OAU's Foundation)
Start date:
25 May 2017
June
25
Korité (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
July
10
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
10 July 2017
September
01
Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
September
22
Islamic New Year
Start date:
22 September 2017
November
28
Independence Day
Start date:
28 November 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
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