Holiday Guide for Mauritius in 2019

Mauritius 2019
Mauritius
2019

Mauritius information

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

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Temperature: 26.98°c
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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: Marks independence from the United Kingdom on this day in 1968

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.