Have a look at the list of Mauritius public holidays and calendar I have prepared for you before booking your flights. Why? They include unique traditional festivals that will delight you.
It would be such a pity to travel all the way to our island and miss our cultural attractions!
Mauritius Public Holidays - 2017 Calendar
It must have been a difficult decision for the government to select the number of public holidays to allocate to each religion. Who wants to offend anyone’s religious belief? After lengthy debates the number was reduced from 21 to 15!
Add cyclones visiting us without being invited and the number of holidays gets longer and longer.
Celebrate with us ...
Every year the government releases a list of official public holidays. I have just received the list for 2017. Seven holidays are fixed holidays. Others change from year to year. It depends on the lunar calendar.
The Tamil New Year will not be a public holiday in 2017. The celebration has been replaced by the Thaipoosam Cavadee which was not a public holiday in 2016. It seems these two celebrations alternate. The government tries very hard to please all religious faiths. Don’t worry the festivals will still take place.
We have one cultural festival celebrated all over the island which is not a public holiday. It's Holi the Festival of Colours on 13 March 2017.
Please celebrate at least one of our rich heritage with us and share our 'joie de vivre'.