One of the nicest ways to vacation is to experience your destination’s holidays and celebrations during your stay in the area. When you are thinking about a Mauritius vacation, you might like to consider the time-frame you have for your trip so that you can check into the possibility of being present during one or more of the island’s most special holidays.
Even though most of the festivals on Mauritius are religious in nature, the locals do welcome visitors; just remember to be duly respectful of their traditions and practices. It is sure to be an enriching experience!
Some of Mauritius’s holidays are always observed on the same dates, whereas others differ. This is a very important point to keep in mind if you want to fit a festival into your vacation plans. The best way to go about it is to check into when each holiday falls during the year you plan to visit the island.
Christmas is celebrated on Mauritius on the same date as it is observed in the United States. If you are lucky enough to be able to schedule your vacation during this time, you are certain to have an enjoyable experience.
Mauritius also observes New Year’s and All Saints Days the same as in the United States. Their Independence Day and Labor Day both differ, however, due to specifically reflecting how these holidays fit in with Mauritius.
This island’s religious holidays contain festivities which many tourists enjoy; if you can schedule one into your vacation, you will surely appreciate the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If your trip to Mauritius will be at or near the beginning of the regular calendar year, this is the time-period that will give you the most options for experiencing a religious festival. As there are two Hindu observances as well as the Chinese Spring Festival all during the first two months of the year, your vacation will be chock-full of interesting, exciting festivities for you to enjoy and always remember. The Chinese Spring Festival, with its colorful themes, firecrackers, and abundance of traditional foods, will make your Mauritius vacation a very memorable experience.
Ramadan, the Muslim holiday which is observed all around the world, is highlighted on Mauritius with traditional prayers on Id El Fitr, which is observed in May and June. Ganesh Chaturthi, observed in September, and Divali, which is held in October or November, are other religious holidays which are observed on Mauritius and would be an excellent addition to your vacation plans.
Whether you have an interest in religious holidays in general, or if you are just interested in seeing and experiencing different ways, scheduling one of Mauritius’s festivals into your vacation plans will be a great way to learn more about Mauritius, its people, and its diverse backgrounds.
The holidays celebrated on the island range from the quiet respect of their religions to the all-out fun and excitement of their cultural holidays. You are sure to find one or more which captures your interest; and being able to experience one of these festivals for yourself will be an experience that you will always remember.