Mauritius has a total of 26 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates or sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates. All updates are automatically added to our API as well.

Our API allows you to specify the State and Region as part of the API requests, thereby limiting the requests to a particular state or city. View the API documentation for a full description of the supported countries, states and regions.

Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday January 1 National holiday
New Year (Day 2)
Tuesday January 2 National holiday
Thaipoosam Cavadee
Wednesday January 31 National holiday
Abolition of Slavery
Thursday February 1 National holiday
Maha Shivaratree
Tuesday February 13 National holiday
Chinese Spring Festival
Friday February 16 National holiday
Holi
Friday March 2 Hinduism
National Day
Monday March 12 National holiday
Ougadi
Sunday March 18 National holiday
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Labour Day
Tuesday May 1 National holiday
Mother's Day
Sunday May 13 Observance
Eid al-Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Saturday June 16 National holiday
Father's Day
Sunday June 17 Observance
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
Assumption of Mary
Wednesday August 15 National holiday
Raksha Bandhan
Sunday August 26 Hinduism
Janmashtami
Sunday September 2 Hinduism
Ganesh Chaturthi
Friday September 14 National holiday
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
Navaratri
Tuesday October 9 Hinduism
Dussehra
Thursday October 18 Hinduism
Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Friday November 2 National holiday
Divali
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Wednesday November 7 National holiday
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 25 National holiday