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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.
Once again (2012-06-02 and 2011-09-14), the aforementioned communiqué does not include any new public holidays, as it did a decade ago (2001-07-26), but it does confirm the often elusive dates for Thaipoosam Cavadee, Maha Shivaratree, Ougadi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Eid-Ul-Fitr, and Divali.
In particular, based on the dates announced for the Mauritius Divali public holiday in some recent years (2012-06-02, 2007-07-16, 2006-06-19, 2004-04-26 and 2002-09-30), it appears clearly that the Government of Mauritius is using the northern Indian method of calculating Diwali, rather than the southern Indian method of calculating Deepavali, used by almost all non-Indian governments where Diwali/Deepavali is an official national non-working public holiday.
Contrary to what happened 2 years ago (2011-09-14), the date announced for the Eid-Ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) seems correct.
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