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Mauritius Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Mauritius public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of July 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Mauritius 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 Mauritius public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Mauritius Declares July 29 Additional JIOI Public Holiday

    Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis) - Mauritius' Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, has announced that Monday, July 29, 2019, had been declared as another one-off non-working half-day public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the number of medals won by the national team at the JIOI (Indian Ocean Island Games).
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Mauritius Declares July 19 JIOI Public Holiday

    Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis) - Earlier this morning, Mauritius' government announced that it had declared the afternoon of today, Friday, July 19, 2019, as a one-off non-working half-day public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the opening ceremony of the JIOI (Indian Ocean Island Games).
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Mauritius Declares September 9 Papal Public Holiday

    Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis) - Mauritius' government has declared Monday, September 9, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the visit of Pope Francis to the island.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Mauritius 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has announced the official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Mauritius Mulls September 9 Papal Public Holiday

    Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis) - Mauritius' government has been under pressure to declare Monday, September 9, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, on account of the visit of Pope Francis to the island.
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2018

  • May
  • 26
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  • Mauritius 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released the "GENERAL NOTICE NO 881 OF 2018" containing its official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • May
  • 13
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  • Mauritius 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Mauritius Rules-Out January 3 Public Holiday

    Mauritius News Information Portal (Port-Louis) - Mauritius' government has announced that it would not declare Tuesday, January 3, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, as it had done under similar circumstances, 6 years ago.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Mauritius 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Mauritius 2016 Public Holidays Finalized

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has finalized its previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Mauritius Rejects Public Holidays Legislation Amendments

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - Mauritius' Parliament has passed the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill", but without the recent amendments which would have enshrined into law 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Mauritius Public Holidays Legislation Amendments Update

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - Speaking in Mauritius' Parliament, during the second reading of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill" (No. XIV of 2015), the caretaker Prime Minister of Mauritius, Xavier-Luc Duval, has flatly ruled-out the addition of 3 annual non-working public holidays, as suggested by the Labour MP, Shakeel Mohamed.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Mauritius Mulls Public Holidays Legislation Amendments

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - Mauritius' Parliament has passed the first reading of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill" (No. XIV of 2015) which aims to revamp the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius and the rules that govern their observance, in particular by enshrining into law 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Mauritius 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Mauritius Public Holiday December 10

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Prime Minister of Mauritius has informed the local news media that the date of the upcoming general elections, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, would once again be a one-off, non-working public holiday throughout Mauritius.
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  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Mauritius 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Mauritius Public Holiday February 6

    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.
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2013

  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Mauritius 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its approved annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • 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.
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2012

  • Aug
  • 18
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • 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.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • 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.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • 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.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Mauritius End of Ramadan Public Holiday Tomorrow

    KZ Mauritius News (Port-Louis) - The government of Mauritius has announced that the Shawwal Moon had been sighted earlier tonight and therefore that tomorrow, Friday, September 10, 2010, is confirmed as the date of the public holiday for the End of Ramadan.
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  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Mauritius 2011 Public Holidays Amended

    KZ Mauritius News (Port-Louis) - The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navin Ramgoolam, has asked cabinet to declare Monday, January 3, 2011, as an additional non-working public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Mauritius 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - At its meeting of yesterday Friday, June 18, 2010, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Mauritius Declares May 5 Public Holiday

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The government of Mauritius has informed the local news media that the date of the upcoming general elections, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, would be a one-off, non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Mauritius Expected To Declare May 5 Public Holiday

    KotZot Mauritius Portal (Ile Maurice) - Local sources expect the date of the upcoming general elections in Mauritius, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, to be declared a one-off non-working public holiday.
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2009

  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Mauritius 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - The Council of Ministers of Mauritius has approved the list of the official public holidays dates for the calendar year 2010.
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2008

  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Mauritius 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - At its meeting of last Friday, August 1, 2008, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Mauritius Will Introduce Summertime Change Starting In November 2008

    L'Express - Mauritius' Finance Minister, Rama Sithanen, has announced that Mauritius would start testing moving clocks forward one hour in the summer (aka. summer time change), from November 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Mauritius 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - At its meeting of last Friday, July 13, 2007, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has taken note of the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2008.
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2006

  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Mauritius Moves Eid al Fitr Public Holiday Date

    National NCS - Change of date of Eid al Fitr 2006 to Tuesday October 24 has been confirmed.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Mauritius 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office (Port-Louis) - At its meeting of last Friday, June 16, 2006, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2007.
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2004

  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Mauritius 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office - At its meeting of last Friday, April 23, 2004, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2005.
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2003

  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Mauritius 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office - At its meeting of last Friday, June 13, 2003, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has "taken note of" the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2004.
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2002

  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Mauritius 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office - At its meeting of last Friday, September 27, 2002, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2003.
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2001

  • Jul
  • 26
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  • Mauritius Adds 2 Annual Public Holidays

    Prime Minister's Office - At its last meeting, Mauritania's Cabinet has agreed to the list of 2002 public holidays, which includes, for the first time a public holiday on February 1st, to commemorate the abolition of slavery, and one on November 2, to mark the arrival of indentured laborers in Mauritius.
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2000

  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Mauritius 2001 Public Holidays Announced

    Prime Minister's Office - At its meeting of last Friday, July 28, 2000, the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has approved the official list of public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2001.
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See also: Mauritius bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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