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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 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday july 9, 2023Mauritius marathonSports events
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    Friday july 14, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 14, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday september 20, 2023Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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    Wednesday november 1, 2023All Saints' DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday november 2, 2023Arrival of Indentured LabourersSecular holiday
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    Friday november 3, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday november 4, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday november 12, 2023Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Fathers' Day

    Sunday june 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Mauritius marathon

    Sunday july 9, 2023
    Sports events : 2023 edition confirmed

    Winter holiday (beginning)

    Friday july 14, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end)

    Monday august 14, 2023
    School holidays : SECONDARY is one week earlier

    Ganesh Chaturthi

    Wednesday september 20, 2023
    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

    All Saints' Day

    Wednesday november 1, 2023
    Catholic or protestant :

    Arrival of Indentured Labourers

    Thursday november 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

    Friday november 3, 2023
    School holidays : SECONDARY: 3 weeks later

    Daylight Saving Time

    Saturday november 4, 2023
    Special Events : From 2008 onwards


    Sunday november 12, 2023
    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

    Christmas Day

    Monday december 25, 2023
    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.