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Bank and Public Holidays for Mauritania

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Mauritania bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Mauritania Bank Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
May     Mon Labour Day (Fête du Travail)
        Thu Africa Day
June    Sun Aïd el-Fitr / Aïd el-Seghir (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Lendemain de l'Aïd el-Seghir
Sep.  1 Fri Aïd el-Adha / Aïd el-Kebir / Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)
      2 Sat Lendemain de l'Aïd el-Kebir
      4 Mon Public Holiday (Aïd el-Kebir)
     22 Fri Premier Moharram (Islamic New Year)
Nov. 28 Tue Independence Day
Dec.  1 Fri Aïd el-Maouloud (The Prophet's Birthday)
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

02 Sep 2017 Mauritania Extends 2017 Aid El Adha Public Holidays (Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) Earlier today, the President of Maurtitania, issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Saturday, September 2, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Aid El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania, had been extended by another day on Monday, September 4, 2017 ("la journée du lundi 4 septembre sera journée chômée et payée").  30 Dec 2016 Mauritania 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2017.  09 Sep 2016 Mauritania Extends 2016 Aid El Adha Public Holidays (Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) Late last night, the President of Maurtitania, issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Monday, September 12, 2016, by one day for the upcoming Aid El Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania ("la journée du mardi 13 septembre 2016, suivant celle de la fête d'El Aid Al Adha, sera fériée chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national").  06 Jul 2016 Mauritania Extends 2016 Aid El Fitr Public Holidays (Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) Late last night, the President of Maurtitania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has issued a communique once again extending the previously-announced date of Wednesday, July 6, 2016, by one day for the upcoming Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania ("La journée du jeudi 07 juillet 2016, lendemain de la fête de l'Aïd El Fitr sera fériée, chômée et payée sur toute l'étendue du territoire national.").  28 Dec 2015 Mauritania 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2016.  23 Dec 2015 Mauritania Public Holiday December 25 (Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) The government of Mauritania has released a presidential communiqué declaring Friday, December 25, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Mauritania on account of the upcoming second observance in 2015 of the "Aid El Maoulid" (the Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday in Mauritania.  31 Dec 2014 Mauritania Public Holiday January 2 (Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) The government of Mauritania has released a communiqué de la Présidence declaring Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional non-working public holiday in Mauritania to link the annual January 1st non-working public holiday and the subsequent "fête du Maouloud" (the Prophet's Birthday).  29 Dec 2014 Mauritania 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) The government of Mauritania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritania for the calendar year 2015.  03 Oct 2014 Mauritania Eid al-Adha Public Holidays October 5-6 (Journal Officiel de la République Islamique de Mauritanie-Noakchott) Mauritania's Commission centrale d'observation du croissant lunaire (the government-run Central Moon Sighting Committee) has announced that the upcoming El Id Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holidays in Mauritania, would be observed on Sunday and Monday, October 5 and 6, 2014.  12 Sep 2014 Mauritania Reverts To Saturday/Sunday Weekends (Mauritanian News Agency-Noakchott) Following yesterday's meeting of the Council of Ministers of Mauritania, the Ministre de la Fonction publique, du Travail et de la Modernisation de l'Administration, Seyedna Ali Ould Mohamed Khouna, announced that the weekly day of rest in Mauritania would be moved back from Friday to Sunday, with Saturday being an additional day of rest (jour de repos supplémentaire), effective as of October 1st, 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Mauritania public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Mauritania are regulated by the 2004 Labour Code, as amended in 2007, which refers, for specific dates, to the body of laws, specifically the Loi no 92-18 du 7 décembre 1992 fixant les fêtes légales (Journal officiel, 1992-12-30, No 797, p. 544) as amended by the Décret n° 117-2003 du 10 décembre 2003 instituant une journée fériée (Journal officiel, 2003-12-30, n° 1061, p. 480).  Weekends The definition of the weekend in Mauritania has changed many times over the years.  The public holidays for Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice)and Korite (End of Ramadan) only last for 1 day, officially. However, having reviewed the last 15 years' archives of "Les pages bleues du Journal Officiel de Mauritanie", a historical pattern is clearly evident of declaring the day after the these 2 public holidays also a public holiday, albeit at the last minute.  The day after New Year and the Prophet's Birthday has sometimes been declared a public holiday, but the most recent case of it happening for the New Year is 1992 and for the Prophet's Birthday it was 1993 and 1994.  Armed Forces Day (July 10): This is no longer a public holiday in Mauritania, following the the 2007 Presidential election.  Mauritania International Codes MR and MRT (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mr (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Mauritania information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Mauritania maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Mauritania), and Wikipedia (includes Mauritania commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Mauritania, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Mauritania, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Mauritania.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Mauritania that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Mauritania were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Mauritania, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Mauritania, before planning any trip to Mauritania. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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