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Public Holidays and Special Events
There are 13 public holidays in Mauritius : 6 bank holidays and 7 religious festivals

New year :
1st and 2nd January

Independence/Republic day :
12th March

The Labour Day :
1st May

All Saint's Day :
Christian festival on the 1st November

Christmas :
Christian festival on the 25th December

Maha Shivaratree :
Hindu festival - All night vigil in honour of Lord Shiva : February

Thaipoosam Cavadee :
Tamil festival in January/February

Spring Festival :
Chinese New Year in January/February

Ougadi :
Hindu New Year in March

Eid-Ul-Fitr :
Muslim festival - End of the Ramadan period

Divali or the Deepavali :
Hindu festival - Festival of Light in October/November
 
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