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Mauritius 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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Mauritius Bank Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year Holiday
        Sat Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
Feb.    Wed Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery
        Fri Thaipoosam Cavadee
        Fri Maha Shivaratree
Mar.    Sun National Day / Independence Day
        Wed Ougadi / Ugaadi
May     Mon Labour Day
June    Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Aug. 26 Sat Ganesh Chathurthi
Oct. 19 Thu Divali (Festival of Lights)
Nov.  1 Wed All Saints' Day
      2 Thu Commemoration of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

13 May 2017 Mauritius 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  03 Dec 2016 Mauritius Rules-Out January 3 Public Holiday (Mauritius News Information Portal-Port-Louis) Mauritius' government has announced that it would not declare Tuesday, January 3, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius, as it had done under similar circumstances, 6 years ago.  21 May 2016 Mauritius 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has released its official annual list of the non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  26 Jan 2016 Mauritius 2016 Public Holidays Finalized (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius has finalized its previously-released annual list of official non-working public holidays in Mauritius for the calendar year 2016.  19 Nov 2015 Mauritius Rejects Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) Mauritius' Parliament has passed the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill", but without the recent amendments which would have enshrined into law 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius.  18 Sep 2015 Mauritius Mulls Public Holidays Legislation Amendments (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) Mauritius' Parliament has passed the first reading of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Bill" (No. XIV of 2015) which aims to revamp the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius and the rules that govern their observance, in particular by enshrining into law 2 new annual non-working public holidays in Mauritius.  14 Jun 2015 Mauritius 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) 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 2016.  20 Nov 2014 Mauritius Public Holiday December 10 (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) The Prime Minister of Mauritius has informed the local news media that the date of the upcoming general elections, Wednesday, December 10, 2014, would once again be a one-off, non-working public holiday throughout Mauritius.  26 Jul 2014 Mauritius 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) 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 2015.  05 Feb 2014 Mauritius Public Holiday February 6 (Prime Minister's Office-Port-Louis) Mauritius' Prime Minister has declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 6, 2014, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Mauritius due to the passage of tropical storm Edison.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Mauritius 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 Laws: The list and dates of official public holidays in Mauritius are governed by annual announcements by the Cabinet.  Chinese New Year: Mauritius was the first and, to date, only African country to list Chinese New Year as a public holiday.  Mauritius International Codes MU and MUS (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mu (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Mauritius information and news: Bank of Mauritius (Mauritius central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Mauritius maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Mauritius), and Wikipedia (includes Mauritius 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 Mauritius, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Mauritius, 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 Mauritius.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Mauritius 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 Mauritius 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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Mauritius, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


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 Mauritius, 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 Mauritius, before planning any trip to Mauritius. 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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