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Mauritius announces public holidays for 2017

Government Set 15 Holidays in 2017

Port-Louis, 22 May 2016

On 20 May 2016, the Mauritian Prime Minster's office published the cabinet decision on the public holidays to be observed in Mauritius during 2017. In 2017, 11 of the 15 listed public holidays fall on weekdays.

During 2017, Mauritians will enjoy five long weekends for New Year, Maha Shivaratree, Labour Day, Eid Ul-Fitr and Christmas.

The exact date of Eid-Ul-Fitr is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the moon.

Public holidays in Mauritius in 2017

Weekday Date Name
Sunday 01 January 2017 New Years Day
Monday 02 January 2017 Day after New Years Day
Saturday 28 January 2017 Chinese Spring Festival
Wednesday 01 February 2017 Abolition of Slavery
Thursday 09 February 2017 Thaipoosam Cavadee
Friday 24 February 2017 Maha Shivaratree
Sunday 12 March 2017 Independence and Republic Day
Wednesday 29 March 2017 Ugaadi
Monday 01 May 2017 Labour Day
Monday 26 June 2017 Eid-Ul-Fitr Holiday
Saturday 26 August 2017 Ganesh Chaturthi
Thursday 19 October 2017 Diwali
Wednesday 01 November 2017 All Saints' Day
Thursday 02 November 2017 Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Monday 25 December 2017 Christmas Day


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