Holiday Guide for Mauritius in 2019

Mauritius 2019
Mauritius
2019

Mauritius information

Coronavirus Notice The nationwide nightly 2000-0800 curfew has been lifted since May 30. All restrictions on economic and social activities are lifted as of June 15.
Coronavirus: Travel status Non-resident foreign nationals are not allowed to transit or enter Mauritius. Nationals of Mauritius and their immediate families will be placed in quarantine upon their return to Mauritius. Airline crew will be isolated in their hotel rooms. Mauritius Travel Guide

Population: 1.26m
Capital: Port Louis
Calling Code: (230)
Time Zone: +4 UTC
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Language: English

Weather in Port Louis

Summary: Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 23.56°c
Wind speed: 8.85kph
Powered by Dark Sky


Mauritius List of National Holidays in Mauritius in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Mauritius: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

New Year's Holiday


New Year's Holiday

Mauritius: Some countries observes a second public holiday for New Year's celebration

Thaipoosam Cavadee

 Long Weekend! 
Thaipoosam Cavadee

Mauritius: Thaipoosam Cavadee is celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Murugan

Abolition of Slavery

 Long Weekend! 
Abolition of Slavery

Mauritius: Slavery was abolished in Mauritius on February 1st 1835, the last of the British colonies to do so

Chinese Spring Festival


Chinese Spring Festival

Mauritius: The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

Maha Shivaratree

 Long Weekend! 
Maha Shivaratree

Mauritius: According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Independence and Republic Day


Independence and Republic Day

Mauritius: National Day in Mauritius is celebrated on March 12th. It marks two key events in the history of the country that both took place on March 12th; independence from B

Ougadi


Ougadi

Mauritius: Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.

Labour Day


Labour Day

Mauritius: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Eid-Ul-Fitr


Eid-Ul-Fitr

Mauritius: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Public Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Public Holiday

Mauritius: Public Holiday in Mauritius to celebrate success in the Indian Ocean Island Games.

Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi

Mauritius: Ganesh Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate one of the most popular deities, Lord Ganesh

Public Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Public Holiday

Mauritius: Public Holiday in Mauritius to mark the visit of Pope Francis

Diwali


Diwali

Mauritius: Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

All Saints' Day

 Long Weekend! 
All Saints' Day

Mauritius: Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

Arrival of Indentured Labourers


Arrival of Indentured Labourers

Mauritius: Commemorates the arrival of Indian labourers on November 2nd 1834, an event that would forever change the cultural identity of Mauritius.

Public Holiday


Public Holiday

Mauritius: General elections will be held in Mauritius on November 7th 2019.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Mauritius: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

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.