Holiday Guide for Mauritius in 2021

Mauritius 2021
Mauritius
2021

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 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 Travel Guide

Population:
Capital: Port Louis
Calling Code: ()
Time Zone: +4 UTC
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Weather in Port Louis

Summary: Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 26.79°c
Wind speed: 2.65kph
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List of National Holidays in Mauritius in 2021

New Year's Day

 Long Weekend! 
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


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

 Long Weekend! 
Chinese Spring Festival

Mauritius: The Chinese New Year marks the start of the lunar new year, which occurs sometime between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is considered one of China’s most important celebrations, with each year being named after one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Festivities include fireworks, parades, and performances. The holiday closes with a lantern festival.

Maha Shivaratree


Maha Shivaratree

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

Independence and Republic Day

 Long Weekend! 
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

 Long Weekend! 
Eid-Ul-Fitr

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

Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi

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

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.

Diwali


Diwali

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

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.