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Mauritius : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday july 7, 2024Mauritius marathonSports events
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    Friday july 19, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday august 19, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday september 8, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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    Wednesday october 30, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Saturday november 2, 2024Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday november 2, 2024Arrival of Indentured LabourersSecular holiday
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    Saturday november 30, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Mauritius marathon

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Sports events : 2024 edition confirmed

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 19, 2024
    School holidays :

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The 15 August is a public holiday in even years only

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    School holidays : SECONDARY is one week earlier

    Ganesh Chaturthi

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    Sunday september 8, 2024
    Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday october 30, 2024
    School holidays : Primary: 1 week later

    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant :

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Special Events : From 2008 onwards

    Arrival of Indentured Labourers

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    Saturday november 2, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Parliamentary election

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    Saturday november 30, 2024
    Special Events :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.