Public Holidays 2020 for Mauritius

What you have read above in the title surely brought a smile on your face but what follows in this article will not make you happy anymore.

The list of public holidays for 2020 is now official after today’s session of the Cabinet meeting.

New Year1st JanuaryWednesday
New Year2nd JanuaryThursday
Chinese Spring Festival25th JanuarySaturday
Abolition of Slavery1st FebruarySaturday
Thaipoosam Cavadee8th FebruarySaturday
Maha Shivratree21st FebruaryFriday
Independence and Republic Day12nd MarchThursday
Ugaadi25th MarchWednesday
Labour Day1st MayFriday
Eid Ul Fitr**
(Depends on moon visibility)
24th MaySunday
Assumption of the blessed Virgin Mary15th AugustSaturday
Ganesh Chaturti23rd AugustSunday
Arrival of Indentured Labourers2nd NovemberMonday
Divali14th NovemberSaturday
Christmas25th DecemberFriday

The above list is scary, isn’t it? Things might be different if you are an employer, a manager or a workaholic though!

7 out of the 15 public holidays fall on either a Saturday or a Sunday!

Nearly half of the list!

This did not happen since quite some years as I don’t remember having written a similar post while feeling so deeply sorry for all those days nearly lost for most workers.

Anyway, there’s absolutely nothing you can do!

Bon weekend!

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