2021 MAURITIUS HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Mauritius is
1st February, MondayAbolition of Slavery
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Mauritius in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year|
|SaturdaySat||Jan 02, 2021Jan 02||Day After New Year|
|MondayMon||Feb 01, 2021Feb 01||Abolition of Slavery|
|MondayMon||Feb 08, 2021Feb 08||Thaipoosam Cavadee|
|FridayFri||Feb 12, 2021Feb 12||Chinese Spring Festival|
|ThursdayThu||Mar 11, 2021Mar 11||Maha Shivaratree|
|FridayFri||Mar 12, 2021Mar 12||Independence & Republic Day|
|TuesdayTue||Apr 13, 2021Apr 13||Ugaadi|
|SaturdaySat||May 01, 2021May 01||Labour Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 13, 2021May 13||Eid-Ul-Fitr|
|SundaySun||Aug 15, 2021Aug 15||Assumption of Mary|
|SaturdaySat||Sep 11, 2021Sep 11||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|TuesdayTue||Nov 02, 2021Nov 02||Arrival of indentured Labourers|
|ThursdayThu||Nov 04, 2021Nov 04||Divali|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas|
Public Holidays in Mauritius
Abolition of Slavery
Monday Feb 01, 2021
The upcoming Mauritius holiday Abolition of Slavery is in 5 days from today.
Monday Feb 08, 2021
The upcoming Mauritius holiday Thaipoosam Cavadee is in 12 days from today.
Chinese Spring Festival
Friday Feb 12, 2021
The upcoming Mauritius holiday Chinese Spring Festival is in 16 days from today.
2021 Public Holidays Mauritius Service
The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Mauritius which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Mauritius holiday calendar for 2021 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.