Mauritius Public Holidays

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

Public holiday note

(a) 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 Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Hindu festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
24
Thaipoosam Cavadee
Start date:
24 January 2016
February
01
Abolition of Slavery Day
Start date:
1 February 2016
February
08
Chinese New Year
Start date:
8 February 2016
March
07
Maha Shivaratri
Start date:
7 March 2016
March
08
Ougadi
Start date:
8 March 2016
March
12
National Day
Start date:
12 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
September
05
Ganesh Chaturthi
Start date:
5 September 2016
October
30
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
30 October 2016
November
01
All Saint's Day
Start date:
1 November 2016
November
02
Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Start date:
2 November 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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