Add cyclones visiting us without being invited and the number of holidays gets longer and longer. Traditionally, clay oil lamps were placed in front of every home turning the island into a fairyland of flickering lights; these have now been replaced mostly by decorative electric lights. Christians celebrate the Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, All Saints Day, and Christmas. This day is celebrated to commemorate the day Mauritius got their independence from the British colonization. Islamic religion uses the lunar calendar to mark the dates of their events; hence, the dates keep on changing annually. During Easter, you will find the traditional Easter chocolate eggs on sale everywhere on the island. The sight of Santa Claus who make his appearance in shopping centers everywhere and shops decorated with Christmas winter decorations, can be quite peculiar under the tropic.
Firecrackers are lit to ward off evil spirits. You can either download or print these calendars. Christmas is the most celebrated christen holiday in Mauritius. The Spring Festival, which is the Chinese New Year. Important note: Seven holidays are fixed holidays.
In 1969, Mauritius pledged to adhere to the International Labour Organisation and in 1975 the Labour Act was passed. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Date Day Holiday 1 Jan Tue New Year's Day 2 Jan Wed New Year Holiday 19 Apr Fri 22 Apr Mon 1 May Wed Labour Day 18 Jun Tue 20 Jun Thu 29 Jun Sat 15 Aug Thu 1 Nov Fri 8 Dec Sun Immaculate Conception 9 Dec Mon Immaculate Conception Holiday 25 Dec Wed Christmas Day. The statue of lord Ganesha is also worshipped in many family and households and then these statues are also taken to the rivers and seas for immersion. It is marked with celebrations of its kind. The ministry of information make sure to communicate on national television providing the cultural background of every national holiday. Well known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year and is celebrated by the lighting of small clay lamps placed in house windows signifying the triumph of good over evil - light over dark.
Mauritius Public Holidays Have a look at the list of Mauritius public holidays and calendar I have prepared for you before booking your flights. Public Holidays in Mauritius on fixed dates: — 1 and 2 January Abolition of — 1 February National day Independence Day — 12 March Labour Day - 1 May — 2 November — 25 December Public Holidays in Mauritius not on fixed dates: The festivals listed below are not celebrated at the same date every year. Day Date Holiday Notes Jan. The decision to alternate between the two dates was a government decision to avoid increasing the number of unworked days after 1 February and Arrival of Indentured Labourers 2 November were declared public holidays in the early 2000s. They then decorate the entrances to their homes with fresh mango leaves in commemoration of the gods Kartik and Ganesha, the two sons of Lord Siva and Parvathi, who were both very fond of the fruit. Others change from year to year. As the Muslim women are not allowed to go to the mosque, and hence the men and the children return to the home after offering the prayer and then the festival begins with the traditional Eid Mubarak greeting to each other and the elderly people of the family and of the neighbor give gift and money to the children and to the younger ones.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the public holidays in Mauritius. Articles related to public holidays calendar Mauritius 2019 On holiday in Mauritius? For Christmas, the living room is decorated with a Christmas tree and gifts are offered to the children. Globe Media cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above. Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan and later hold a sacred day of Eid ul-Fitr. Maha Shivaratree is celebrated in honour of Hindu god Siva.
It marks the birthday of , the God of wisdom and remover of all obstacles according to Hindu mythology. The whole scene is reminiscent of the great rituals on the banks of the Holy in India. The government by the guide of the laws governing the public holidays entitles the employees paid days off during public holidays. Maha Shivaratri or the 'Great Night of Lord Shiva' is celebrated with great pomp, enthusiasm and devotion in Mauritius, predominantly by the Hindu population. Diwali in Mauritius is an amazing spectacle. Mauritius is made up of different religious communities including Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhist.
Between October and November Hindu Festival Diwali is the most jovial of all Hindu festivals. Hinduism being the main culture of Mauritius with 52 percent of the population, all the Hindus of the island country celebrates this festival with great fervor. It is a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing for Muslims. We have one cultural festival celebrated all over the island which is not a public holiday. This form of communication provides other ethnic groups who do not actually celebrate more aware and tolerant to other religions in Mauritius.
The Wolf Moon, the Full Moon on January 20-21, 2019, is a Supermoon, making it look bigger and brighter than usual during the total lunar eclipse. Firecrackers are lit to ward off evil spirits. The day is marked with celebrations full of military parades, special of patriotism, cultural dances, and songs. July Hindu Festival Chariot festival is any public procession in a chariot. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to mark the end of , the Muslim holy month of fasting. Devotees all around the country visit the Ganga Talao on this festival to offer their prayers and bring back Jal water along with them. Along with the fire-walking and sword-climbing ceremonies, Cavadee is among the most spectacular Tamil events.