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Bank and Public Holidays for Mauritius

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Mauritius bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Thu Labour Day
Tue Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Fri Assumption Day
Sat Ganesh Chathurthi
Thu Divali (Festival of Lights)
Sun Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Thu Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates

05 Feb 2014 Mauritius Public Holiday April 1st (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) Mauritius' Prime Minister has declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 6, 2014, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius due to the passage of tropical storm Edison.  14 Jun 2013 Mauritius 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  31 Mar 2013 Mauritius Public Holiday April 1st (The Bank of Mauritius-Port-Louis) At a press conference, earlier this afternoon, Mauritius' Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, has announced that it had declared tomorrow, Monday, April 1, 2013, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius.  14 Feb 2013 Mauritius Bank Holiday Today (The Bank of Mauritius-Port-Louis) Due to the ongoing massive downpour, the Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius' Central Bank), with the approval of the Vice-Prime Minister of Finance and Economic Development, has announced that it had declared today, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, as a one-off bank holiday when all banks and financial institutions of Mauritius will close.  18 Aug 2012 Mauritius 2012 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Change (Government of Mauritius-Port-Louis) The Government of Mauritius has announced that the date for the upcoming 2012 Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday in Mauritius had been changed from its previously-announced date to Monday, August 20, 2012.  02 Jun 2012 Mauritius 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2013.  24 Dec 2011 Mauritius January 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Mauritius News Information Portal-Port-Louis) Mauritius' government has finally announced that it would not declare Tuesday, January 3, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius.  12 Dec 2011 Mauritius January 3 Public Holiday Under Consideration (Mauritius News Information Portal-Port-Louis) Mauritius' Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Xavier-Luc Duval, has announced that it was likely that the government of Mauritius would soon declare Tuesday, January 3, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius.  14 Sep 2011 Mauritius 2012 Public Holidays Gazetted (Government of Mauritius-Port-Louis) The Government of Mauritius has officially gazetted the list of 2012 public holidays in Mauritius that had been announced last spring.  20 May 2011 Mauritius 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved list of the official public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2012.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Mauritius public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Laws: The list and dates of official public holidays in Mauritius are governed by annual announcements by the Cabinet.  Chinese New Year: Mauritius was the first and, to date, only African country to list Chinese New Year as a public holiday.  Mauritius International Codes MU and MUS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mu (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Mauritius information and news: Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Mauritius maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Mauritius), and Wikipedia (includes Mauritius commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Mauritius, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Mauritius, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Mauritius. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Mauritius that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Mauritius were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules). For more details on Muslim holidays, see Muslim Calendar Holidays. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Mauritius, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Mauritius, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Mauritius, before planning any trip to Mauritius. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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