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04 March 2019

Maha Shivratree is celebrated in honour of Hindu God, Siva. Hindu devotees, clad in spotless white, carry the "kanwar" - wooden arches covered with flowers – on pilgrimage to Grand Bassin, to fetch holy water from the lake.

12 March 2019

Mauritius celebrates Independence Day Every year on the 12th March. Mauritians enjoy a public holiday to celebrate the anniversary of independence from Britain.At this time of year, the colorful flag is displayed all over the island – in shops, homes, schools, government buildings and local communities gather for smaller festivities across the country.

Come and celebrate with Mauritius  the world’s melting pot. Discover our beautiful beaches, over 100 fun family activities, 11 championship golf courses and world-class spa & wellness facilities. Choose from wide choice of accommodation based on our hotel classification system. Enjoy an exciting calendar of activities leading to the celebration of our 50 years of success in building the Mauritian nation.

Organizer :- Ministry of Arts and Culture

06 April 2019
Ugaadi celebrations is an historic festival of the Hindus welcoming the New Year’s day. People clean their houses and decorate with colourful flowers. Prayers are also done on that day. 
 
05 June 2019

Date: *5 June

Eid-ul-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend prayers during Eid-ul-Fitr.  They are dressed in fine clothing and children receive gifts on that occasion.

Organiser : Ministry of Arts and Culture

* Depend on the visibility of the moon.

 

03 September 2019

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated during the August / September. It marks the birthday of Ganesha, the God of wisdom and remover of all obstacles according to Hindu mythology. The event ends with the Ganesh Visarjan​ whereby devotees immerse idol of Lord Ganesh in water body after a gala street procession.

Organiser : Ministry of Arts and Culture

08 September 2019

Date: 08 to 09 September

Every year on 8 September, men, women and children from every part of the island, leave their houses and start on a long march to the shrine of Father Jacques Désiré Laval at Sainte Croix, where prayers are said. The death of Père Laval is commemorated on the 9 September.

Organiser: Ministry of Arts and Culture

27 October 2019

Divali is the most jovial of all Hindu festivals. Celebrated in November, it marks the victory of righteousness over evil in the Hindu mythology. Traditionally, clay oil lamps were placed in front of every home turning the island into a fairyland of flickering lights; these have now been replaced mostly by decorative electric lights.

Organiser : Ministry of Arts and Culture

 

 

 

01 November 2019

It’s a Christian festival, celebrated in Mauritius in honour of all saints known and unknown. Families attend the traditional mass given for the occasion and visit the cemeteries to lay flowers and candles on the graves of their deceased loved ones.