National Holidays in Mauritius in 2016

Coronavirus: Travel status Internation travel to Mauritius has restared. Arriving passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 7 days before arrival, and will be subject to another test on arrival. All arriving passengers must quarantine at a government approved hotel for 14 days.  Mauritius Coronavirus Travel Guide

Mauritius 2016
Mauritius
2016

List of Holidays in Mauritius in 2016

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday New Year's Day National Holiday
Saturday New Year's Holiday National Holiday
Sunday Thaipoosam Cavadee National Holiday Hindu festival
Monday Abolition of Slavery National Holiday
Monday Chinese Spring Festival National Holiday
Monday Maha Shivaratree National Holiday
Saturday Independence and Republic Day National Holiday National Day
Friday Ougadi National Holiday Telugu and Kannada New Year
Thursday Tamizh Puttaandu Not A Public Holiday Tamil New Year. Not a public holiday in 2016
Sunday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Wednesday Eid-Ul-Fitr National Holiday End of Ramadan
Monday Assumption Day National Holiday
Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi National Holiday Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Sunday Diwali National Holiday Deepavali
Wednesday Arrival of Indentured Labourers National Holiday
Sunday Christmas Day National Holiday

Notes

  • When a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, many will take the day in between it and the weekend off, which is called "faire le pont" (making a bridge).
  • The exact date of Eid ul-Fitr is subject to confirmation, as its celebration depends on the visibility of the moon.