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Christmas

Christmas 2021, 2022 and 2023

Christmas is a popular holiday season in Mauritius, where diverse cultures and religions have a long history and freedom of religion is protected by law. Each year, Christmas Day is celebrated with a public holiday on 25 December.

YearDateDayHoliday
202125 DecSatChristmas Day
202225 DecSunChristmas Day
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Although 51 percent of Mauritius’ population are Hindu, 31 percent are Christian and 17 percent are Muslim. Hindu holidays, Christian holidays and Islamic holidays are official public observances in Mauritius.

A commercialised form of Christmas has definitely come to Mauritius, and everyone enjoys the festive lights, shopping mall sales, decorations on public buildings and private homes, and general “Christmas spirit” regardless of their beliefs.

On Christmas Eve, Catholics in Mauritius generally attend midnight mass services, while other Christians might attend a daytime service on Christmas Eve or Day. Fireworks are often set off around midnight on Christmas Eve, and a family meal is enjoyed.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 DecFriChristmas Day
201925 DecWedChristmas Day
201825 DecTueChristmas Day
201725 DecMonChristmas Day