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Public Holidays 2013

Public Holidays in Mauritius 2013

The public holidays, or bank holidays for Mauritius 2013, were published by the Government of Mauritius the other day.

Flag of Mauritius on roof top in Grand Gaube

Flag of Mauritius on roof top in Grand Gaube

Following much debate, the proposal to turn January the 3rd into a public holiday was finally turned down last year, and the Government of Mauritius decided not to declare it a public holiday.

As of 17th of June 2012, the Government has officially announced the public holidays for 2013.

Although three public holidays occur in a row over a weekend in November 2013, the working citizens of Mauritius will be pleased to find that the majority of the public holidays for 2013 still occur on weekdays.

As always, the date for Eid-Ul-Fitr, or the end of Ramadan, depends on the visibility of the moon.

Public holidays in Mauritius 2013:

01 Jan: New Year
02 Jan: New Year
27 Jan: Thaipoosam Cavadee
01 Feb: Abolition of Slavery Day
10 Feb: Chinese New Year (also known as Chinese Spring Festival)
10 Mar: Maha Shivaratree
12 Mar: National Day (Independence Day / Republic Day)
11 Apr: Ougadi / Telugu New Year
01 May: Labour Day
09 Aug: Eid-Ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan)*
10 Sep: Ganesh Chaturthi
01 Nov: All Saints Day
02 Nov: Arrival of Indentured Labourers
03 Nov: Divali (Festival of Lights)
25 Dec: Christmas Day

(*) Date subject to visibility of the moon.

Source: Government of Mauritius. Last updated: 11-JUL-2013.

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