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Mauritania Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Mauritania public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Mauritania public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Mauritania public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Mauritania Extends 2019 Id El Adha Public Holidays

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Maurtitania's President has issued a decree declaring Tuesday, August 13, 2019, as an additional non-working public holiday in Mauritania, on account of the El Id El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday(s) in Mauritania.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Mauritania Id El Adha Public Holiday August 12

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Maurtitania's commission nationale d’observation du croissant lunaire has announced that Monday, August 12, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania, on account of the El Id El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania, as the "croissant lunaire du mois d’El Koue-da de l’an 1440 de l’Hégire a complété 30 jours".
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Mauritania Declares Aïd el-Fitr Public Holiday June 5

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - The President of Maurtitania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, issued a communique declaring Wednesday, June 5, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania, on account of the Aïd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Mauritania Public Holiday January 9

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Earlier today, the President of Maurtitania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, issued a communique declaring Wednesday, January 9, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania, on account of the "marche citoyenne contre le discours de la haine et l’extrémisme" being held on that day.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Mauritania 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Mauritania 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Sep
  • 2
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  • Mauritania Extends 2017 Aid El Adha Public Holidays

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Earlier today, the President of Maurtitania, issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Saturday, September 2, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Aid El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania, had been extended by another day on Monday, September 4, 2017 ("la journée du lundi 4 septembre sera journée chômée et payée").
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2016

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Mauritania 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Mauritania Extends 2016 Aid El Adha Public Holidays

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Late last night, the President of Maurtitania, issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Monday, September 12, 2016, by one day for the upcoming Aid El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania ("la journée du mardi 13 septembre 2016, suivant celle de la fête d'El Aid Al Adha, sera fériée chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national").
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Mauritania Extends 2016 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Late last night, the President of Maurtitania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Wednesday, July 6, 2016, by one day for the upcoming Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania ("La journée du jeudi 07 juillet 2016, lendemain de la fête de l'Aïd El Fitr sera fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national.").
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2015

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Mauritania 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Mauritania Public Holiday December 25

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released a presidential communiqué declaring Friday, December 25, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania on account of the upcoming second observance in 2015 of the "Aid El Maoulid" (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Mauritania Public Holiday January 2

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released a communiqué de la Présidence declaring Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Mauritania to link the annual January 1st non-working public holiday and the subsequent "fête du Maouloud" (the Prophet's Birthday).
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  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Mauritania 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holidays October 5-6

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire (the government-run Central Moon Sighting Committee) has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Mauritania, would be observed on Sunday and Monday, October 5 and 6, 2014.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Mauritania Reverts To Saturday/Sunday Weekends

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - Following yesterday's meeting of the Council of Ministers of Mauritania, the Ministre de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Modernisation de l'Administration, Seyedna Ali Ould Mohamed Khouna, announced that the weekly day of rest in Mauritania would be moved back from Friday to Sunday, with Saturday being an additional day of rest (jour de repos supplémentaire), effective as of October 1st, 2014.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Mauritania Extends 2014 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Late last night, the President of Maurtitania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has issued a communique extending the previously-announced date of Monday, July 28, 2014, by one day for the upcoming Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania ("La journée du mardi 29 juillet suivant celle du Aid El Fitr est déclarée journée fériée, chômée et payée.").
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  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Mauritania 2014 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that the upcoming Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan), and first day of the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania, would be observed on Monday, July 28, 2014, in Mauritania.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Mauritania 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday October 16

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Mauritania.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Mauritania 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Mauritania Hijri 1434 Public Holiday

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that, as the waxing lunar crescent had not been sighted tonight, the upcoming Hijri 1434 (Islamic New Year) non-working public holiday would be observed, in Mauritania, on Friday, November 16, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Mauritania 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Mauritanian News Agency (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 6

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, would be observed on Sunday, November 6, 2011, in Mauritania.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday November 17

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued a decree which declares Wednesday, November 17, 2010, the day after the El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Mauritania Reverts To Friday/Saturday Weekends

    La Tribune (Noakchott) - Following yesterday's meeting of the Council of Ministers, it was announced that the weekly day of rest in Mauritania would be moved back from Sunday to Friday, with Saturday being an additional day of rest (jour de repos supplémentaire). This change comes into effect next Monday, December 17, 2007.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Mauritania Parliamentary and Presidential Elections

    IFES - Next parliamentary elections - January 21, 2007, followed by a presidential elections on March 11, 2007.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday November 4

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 131-2005 which declares Friday, November 4, 2005, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Mauritania Changes Weekends To Saturday/Sunday

    Journal Officiel (Actes Réglementaires) - Mauritania's President, Maaouya Ould Taya, has issued a decree changing the definition of the weekend (repos hebdomadaire) from Friday/Saturday to Saturday/Sunday. The change will be effective starting on Monday, April 11, 2005.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday January 21

    Afrik.com - Mauritania's "Commission nationale mauritanienne chargée de l'observation du croissant lunaire" has announced that the upcoming Aïd el-Kebir (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday would occur of Friday, January 21, 2005.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Mauritania Adds May 25 Public Holiday

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - The government of Mauritania has gazetted a decree instituting a new annual non-working public holiday on May 25, for Africa Day.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday December 17

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 186-2001 which declares Monday, December 17, 2001, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Mauritania Changes Weekends To Friday/Saturday

    Journal Official de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's Ministry of Labour (Ministère de la Fonction Publique, du Travail, de la Jeunesse et des Sports) has published Decree N° 2001-014, setting the weekly days of rest back to Saturday/Sunday, effective Friday, March 16, 2001.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday March 6

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 053-2001 which declares Tuesday, March 6, 2001, the day after the El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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2000

  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday January 8

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 004-2000 which declares Saturday, January 8, 2000, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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1999

  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday March 28

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 018-99 which declares Sunday, March 28, 1999, the day after the El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday January 19

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 006-99 which declares Tuesday, January 19, 1999, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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1998

  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday April 8

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 041-98 which declares Wednesday, April 8, 1998, the day after the El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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1997

  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday February 9

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 019-97 which declares Sunday, February 9, 1997, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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1996

  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Mauritania Adds May 1st Public Holiday

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 042-96 bis making May 1st an annual public holiday in Mauritania.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holiday April 29

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 042-96 bis which declares Monday, April 29, 1996, the day after the El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Mauritania Eid el-Fitr Public Holiday February 20

    Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie (Noakchott) - Mauritania's President has issued Decree 020-96 which declares Tuesday, February 20, 1996, the day after the Eid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday, as a one-off public holiday in Mauritania.
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See also: Mauritania bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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