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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

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year
SaturdaySatJan 02, 2021Jan 02Day After New Year
MondayMonFeb 01, 2021Feb 01Abolition of Slavery
MondayMonFeb 08, 2021Feb 08Thaipoosam Cavadee
FridayFriFeb 12, 2021Feb 12Chinese Spring Festival
ThursdayThuMar 11, 2021Mar 11Maha Shivaratree
FridayFriMar 12, 2021Mar 12Independence & Republic Day
TuesdayTueApr 13, 2021Apr 13Ugaadi
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labour Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-Ul-Fitr
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15Assumption of Mary
SaturdaySatSep 11, 2021Sep 11Ganesh Chaturthi
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02Arrival of indentured Labourers
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Divali
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Mauritius

Abolition of Slavery

Abolition of Slavery

Monday Feb 01, 2021

The upcoming Mauritius holiday Abolition of Slavery is in 5 days from today.

Thaipoosam Cavadee

Thaipoosam Cavadee

Monday Feb 08, 2021

The upcoming Mauritius holiday Thaipoosam Cavadee is in 12 days from today.

Chinese Spring Festival

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.