There are ten public holidays in Mauritania in 2023, three of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts two days, from April 22 to April 23, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Africa Day, observed on May 25, 2023, commemorates the anniversary when the Organization of African Unity (OAU) was established on May 25, 1963. There were several aims for establishing the OAU such as intensifying the cooperation of the African states, defending independence, and eradicating all forms of colonialism.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts two days from June 29 to June 30, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Islamic New Year
Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the Islamic lunar calendar year, and it is observed on the first day of the month of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It falls on July 19, 2023.
The holiday, observed on September 28, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man spending time in meditation.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Mauritania, observed on November 28, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Mauritania's independence from France on November 28, 1960.
The following is the list of public holidays in Mauritania in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Africa Day||May 25, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Islamic New Year||Jul 19, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Prophet's Birthday||Sep 28, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 28, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Mauritania in 2023.