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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 Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Diwali Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Maha Shivaratri Maha Shivaratri Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Holi Holi Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan / Rakhi Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity