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
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year|
|ThursdayThu||Jan 02, 2020Jan 02||Day After New Year|
|SaturdaySat||Jan 25, 2020Jan 25||Chinese Spring Festival|
|SaturdaySat||Feb 01, 2020Feb 01||Abolition of Slavery|
|SaturdaySat||Feb 08, 2020Feb 08||Thaipoosam Cavadee|
|FridayFri||Feb 21, 2020Feb 21||Maha Shivaratree|
|ThursdayThu||Mar 12, 2020Mar 12||Independence & Republic Day|
|WednesdayWed||Mar 25, 2020Mar 25||Ugaadi|
|FridayFri||May 01, 2020May 01||Labour Day|
|SundaySun||May 24, 2020May 24||Eid-Ul-Fitr|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 15, 2020Aug 15||Assumption of Mary|
|SundaySun||Aug 23, 2020Aug 23||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|MondayMon||Nov 02, 2020Nov 02||Arrival of indentured Labourers|
|SaturdaySat||Nov 14, 2020Nov 14||Divali|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas|
Public Holidays in Mauritius
Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
The upcoming Mauritius holiday Ugaadi is in 30 days from today.
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.