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Mauritania has a total of 12 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
||Friday, January 1, 2021||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Saturday, March 20, 2021||March Equinox in Mauritania (Nouakchott)|
|Labor Day / May Day
||Saturday, May 1, 2021||Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
|Eid ul Fitr
||Thursday, May 13, 2021||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.|
||Tuesday, May 25, 2021||Africa Day is a public holiday in Mauritania|
||Monday, June 21, 2021||June Solstice in Mauritania (Nouakchott)|
|Eid ul Adha
||Tuesday, July 20, 2021||Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.|
|Muharram/Islamic New Year
||Tuesday, August 10, 2021||Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.|
||Wednesday, September 22, 2021||September Equinox in Mauritania (Nouakchott)|
|Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
||Tuesday, October 19, 2021||Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.|
||Sunday, November 28, 2021||Independence Day is a public holiday in Mauritania|
||Tuesday, December 21, 2021||December Solstice in Mauritania (Nouakchott)|