National Holidays in Mauritius in 2018

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Mauritius 2018

List of Holidays in Mauritius in 2018

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Monday New Year's Day National Holiday
Tuesday New Year's Holiday National Holiday
Wednesday Thaipoosam Cavadee National Holiday Hindu festival
Thursday Abolition of Slavery National Holiday
Tuesday Maha Shivaratree National Holiday
Friday Chinese Spring Festival National Holiday
Monday Independence and Republic Day National Holiday National Day
Sunday Ougadi National Holiday Telugu and Kannada New Year
Saturday Tamizh Puttaandu Not A Public Holiday Tamil New Year. Not a public holiday in 2018
Tuesday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Saturday Eid-Ul-Fitr National Holiday End of Ramadan
Wednesday Assumption Day National Holiday
Friday Ganesh Chaturthi National Holiday Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday Arrival of Indentured Labourers National Holiday
Wednesday Diwali National Holiday Deepavali
Tuesday Christmas Day National Holiday


  • 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.