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Mauritius

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Mauritius

Holidays & Observances in Mauritius

Mauritius is an African island country located in the Indian Ocean. With such a convenient location, it has been under the control of many different colonial powers. The most recent one was Britain, but many Mauritian people still speak French stemming from the countries time under French rule. Today the culture of the island takes influences from all of its previous colonial powers as well as from the cultures of the diverse people living there. Hinduism and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions, but other religions are also common. Religious holidays and festivals of all kinds are celebrated openly throughout the year. The diverse nature of Mauritius means that some kind of celebration can always be found.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Raksha Bandhan Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Maha Shivaratri Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Holi Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Mauritius Independence Day Public
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity