Mauritania Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Korité (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Korité itself. Korité and Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021
May
13
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
13 May 2021
May
25
African Liberation Day (Anniversary of the OAU's Foundation)
Start date:
25 May 2021
July
10
Armed Forces Day
Start date:
10 July 2021
July
21
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
21 July 2021
August
10
Islamic New Year
Start date:
10 August 2021
October
19
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
19 October 2021

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

November
28
Independence Day
Start date:
28 November 2021
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