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2020 MAURITIUS HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Mauritius is

12th March, ThursdayIndependence & Republic Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Mauritius in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year
ThursdayThuJan 02, 2020Jan 02Day After New Year
SaturdaySatJan 25, 2020Jan 25Chinese Spring Festival
SaturdaySatFeb 01, 2020Feb 01Abolition of Slavery
SaturdaySatFeb 08, 2020Feb 08Thaipoosam Cavadee
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21Maha Shivaratree
ThursdayThuMar 12, 2020Mar 12Independence & Republic Day
WednesdayWedMar 25, 2020Mar 25Ugaadi
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labour Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24Eid-Ul-Fitr
SaturdaySatAug 15, 2020Aug 15Assumption of Mary
SundaySunAug 23, 2020Aug 23Ganesh Chaturthi
MondayMonNov 02, 2020Nov 02Arrival of indentured Labourers
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14Divali
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Mauritius

Independence & Republic Day

Independence & Republic Day

Thursday Mar 12, 2020

The upcoming Mauritius holiday Independence & Republic Day is in 17 days from today.

Ugaadi

Ugaadi

Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

The upcoming Mauritius holiday Ugaadi is in 30 days from today.

Labour Day

Labour Day

Friday May 01, 2020

The upcoming Mauritius holiday Labour Day is in 67 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Mauritius Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Mauritius which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Mauritius holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Mauritius celebrates 15 public holidays every year. Seven of them have fixed dates while the remaining eight keep on changing every year.

The government by the guide of the laws governing the public holidays entitles the employees paid days off during public holidays. The offices, businesses, and schools are closed too.

Mauritius is made up of different religious communities including Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhist. The groups contribute to many religious holidays celebrated annually.

Hindu holidays include Thaipusam Cavadee which is celebrated annually to commemorate the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel. It is marked with celebrations of its kind. Pilgrims walk barefooted carrying the "Cavadee" with their bodies and tongues pierced with needle and skewers. Other Hindu festivals include a walk on fire and Maha Shivaratri.

Christians celebrate the Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, All Saints Day, and Christmas. Christmas is the most celebrated christen holiday in Mauritius.

Buddhists are entitled to celebrate the birthday of Lord Buddha. The events are marked with lots of celebrations and festivities.

Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan and later hold a sacred day of Eid ul-Fitr. Islamic religion uses the lunar calendar to mark the dates of their events; hence, the dates keep on changing annually.

Mauritius celebrates national Independence Day each year. This day is celebrated to commemorate the day Mauritius got their independence from the British colonization. The day is marked with celebrations full of military parades, special of patriotism, cultural dances, and songs.