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Public Holidays in Mauritius

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Year 2012

DateHolidayComment
January 1
(Sunday)
New Year's Day
January 2
(Monday)
Day Following New Year's Day
January 9
(Monday)
summer holiday (end)
January 23
(Monday)
Chinese New YearReligious - Buddhism (Vajrayana)
February 1
(Wednesday)
Abolition of Slavery
February 7
(Tuesday)
Thaipoosam Cavadee
February 20
(Monday)
Maha ShivaratriReligious - Hinduism
March 12
(Monday)
National DayNational Day
March 23
(Friday)
Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearReligious - Buddhism (Theravada)
April 6
(Friday)
mid-term holiday (beginning)
April 23
(Monday)
mid-term holiday (end)
May 1
(Tuesday)
Labor Day/May Day
July 20
(Friday)
winter holiday (beginning)
August 13
(Monday)
winter holiday (end)
August 15
(Wednesday)
AssumptionReligious - Catholic
August 19
(Sunday)
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
September 20
(Thursday)
Ganesh ChaturthiReligious - Hinduism
November 2
(Friday)
Arrival of Indentured Labourers
November 2
(Friday)
summer holiday (beginning)
November 2
(Friday)
summer holiday (beginning)
November 13
(Tuesday)
Deepavali/DipabaliReligious - Hinduism
December 25
(Tuesday)
Christmas DayReligious - Catholic or protestant




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