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 - 2018 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 ...
Seven holidays are fixed holidays. Others change from year to year. It depends on the lunar calendar.
The Tamil New Year and the Thaipoosam Cavadee celebrations alternate every second year. Our 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.
Holi the Festival of Colours will start on Thursday 1st March and will end on 2nd March 2018 in the evening
Celebrate at least one of our rich heritage with us and share our 'joie de vivre'.