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Festivals & Holidays in Mauritius

Mauritius Holidays

The main festivals and religious events celebrated in Mauritius are Cavadee, Chinese Spring Festival, Christmas, Divali, Easter, Eid-ul-Fitr



1 January the New Year



January 1: New Year


January: Thaipoosam Cavadee.


Thaipoosam Cavadee


- Cavadee, Tamil festival of purification.




- Spring Festival (Chinese New Year).


Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year


March: Maha Shivaratree, party in honor of Shiva at Grand Bassin.


Maha Shivaratree

March 12: Independence Day (National Day).


Independence Day


End of March: Holi (Hindu festival)


Holi (Hindu festival)


Holi (Hindu festival)


Holi (Hindu festival)


Holi (Hindu festival)


1st May: Labour Day.


Labour Day

August 15: Assumption.





September 9: Feast of Father Laval.


Feast of Father Laval


November: Diwali (Tamil festival of light).





1st November: All Saints Day.


All Saints Day


December 25: Christmas Party.


Christmas Party