Festivals & Public Holidays

The island nation of Mauritius is dotted with a cultural community from different religions. Explore list of holidays and festivals observed in Mauritius in 2023.

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Public Holidays in Mauritius 2023

Public Holidays in Mauritius - Mauritius is a beautiful island nation located in the Indian Ocean. The nation includes islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agalega and St. Brandon with Port Louis, being the capital city. Entire population in the Islands of Mauritius are multiethnic, multi-religious, multicultural and multilingual. Hinduism is the most dominant religion in Mauritius with over 48% followers, followed by Christianity (32.7%), Islam (17.2%) and other religions (0.7%). Home to people of numerous culture and traditions, there are 15 annual public holidays mostly related to religious practiced in the nation. There are festivals celebrated by Hindus, Muslims, Chinese and Christian community in the islands. Explore below list of public holidays observed in Mauritius for year 2023.

National Holidays in Mauritius in 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Sunday New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday New Year's Holiday National Holiday
Sunday Chinese Spring Festival National Holiday
Wednesday Abolition of Slavery National Holiday
Saturday Thaipoosam Cavadee National Holiday Hindu festival
Saturday Maha Shivaratree National Holiday
Sunday Independence and Republic Day National Holiday National Day
Wednesday Ougadi National Holiday Telugu and Kannada New Year
Friday Tamizh Puttaandu Not A Public Holiday Tamil New Year
Saturday Eid-Ul-Fitr National Holiday End of Ramadan
Monday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi National Holiday Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Wednesday All Saints' Day National Holiday
Thursday Arrival of Indentured Labourers National Holiday
Sunday Diwali National Holiday Deepavali
Monday Christmas Day National Holiday

Public Holidays in 2023

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