Source: 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.
The rumor of this impending announcement had been gaining strength most of last week (16-Apr-2010). The date of previous general elections in 1982 and 1995 had also been declared public holidays, but on those occasions, the polling day was a Sunday.
Note that the day after, Thursday, May 6, 2010, will also be a one-off holiday for the educational sector (students and teaching staff) as most schools will be used to count votes.
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• Mauritius bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
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Mauritius 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Mauritius 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Mauritius 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2014-11-20: Mauritius Public Holiday December 10
• 2010-04-16: Mauritius Expected To Declare May 5 Public Holiday