Skip to main content


Flag of Mauritania

Holidays & Observances in Mauritania

Mauritania is a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is made up of several different tribes and cultural groups organized by class. Islam is the official religion, and everyone is encouraged to practice it. The country is governed based on Islamic laws, so Islamic holidays are widely celebrated throughout the country. There are very few legal holidays in Mauritania, probably because of the struggling economy and political turmoil. This doesn’t have too much effect on Islamic holidays, which are celebrated enthusiastically throughout the country no matter what else is happening.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Mauritania Independence Day Public
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed