Holiday Guide for Mauritius in 2022

Mauritius 2022
Mauritius
2022

Mauritius information

Population: 1.27m
Capital: Port Louis
Calling Code: (230)
Time Zone: +4 UTC
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Language: English

Weather in Port Louis

Summary: Possible light rain tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Temperature: 24.61°c
Wind speed: 7.49kph
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List of National Holidays in Mauritius in 2022

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 observe 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

Chinese Spring Festival


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.

Abolition of Slavery


Abolition of Slavery

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

Maha Shivaratree


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

Assumption Day

 Long Weekend! 
Assumption Day

Mauritius: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi

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

Diwali

 Long Weekend! 
Diwali

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

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.

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.