Public Holidays 2014

Public Holidays in Mauritius 2014

The public holidays, or bank holidays for Mauritius 2014, were published by the Government of Mauritius the other week.

A quiet prayer near Rose Hill

A quiet prayer near Rose Hill

Finally the Cabinet of the Government of Mauritius announced the official bank holidays for 2014.

The citizens of Mauritius will probably be pleased to find that the majority of the public holidays for 2014 occur on weekdays, in close conjunction with the weekends, making room for planning long weekends around most of the bank holidays next year.

There are in fact only three public holidays for 2014 that fall on weekends, as opposed to the five days for 2013, and only one Sunday is a public holiday next year (Arrival of Indentured Labourers on the 2nd of November).

This also has the effect that pretty much all public holidays for 2014 occur about a week earlier than 2013, except for the fixed holidays of course, such as Abolition of Slavery Day, Labour Day, Christmas and New Year.

The date for Eid-Ul-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, depends on the visibility of the moon, and is therefore to be regarded as preliminary.

Public holidays in Mauritius 2014:

01 Jan: New Year
02 Jan: New Year
17 Jan: Thaipoosam Cavadee
31 Jan: Chinese New Year (also known as Chinese Spring Festival)
01 Feb: Abolition of Slavery Day
27 Feb: Maha Shivaratree
12 Mar: National Day (Independence Day / Republic Day)
31 Mar: Ougadi / Telugu New Year
01 May: Labour Day
29 Jul: Eid-Ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan)*
15 Aug: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
30 Aug: Ganesh Chaturthi
23 Oct: Divali (Festival of Lights)
02 Nov: Arrival of Indentured Labourers
25 Dec: Christmas Day

(*) Date subject to visibility of the moon.

Source: Government of Mauritius. Last updated: 10-JUL-2014.

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