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The U.S. Mission will observe the following U.S. and Mauritian holidays in 2013.

Holidays Day/Month Mauritian/US
New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1 Mauritian/US
New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 2 Mauritian/US
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 21 US
Thaipoosam Cavadee Sunday, January 27 Mauritian
Abolition of Slavery Friday, February 1 Mauritian
Chinese Spring Festival Sunday, February 10 Mauritian
Washington's Birthday Monday, February 18 US
Maha Shivaratree Sunday, March 10 Mauritian
National Day Tuesday, March 12 Mauritian
Ougadi Thursday, April 11 Mauritian
Labour Day Wednesday, May 1 Mauritian
Memorial Day Monday, May 27 US
Independence Day Thursday, July 4 US
Eid-Ul-Fitr**  Friday, August 9 Mauritian
Labor Day Monday, September 2 US
Ganesh Chaturthi Tuesday, September 10 Mauritian
Columbus Day Monday, October 14 US
All Saints Day Friday, November 1 Mauritian
Arrival of Indentured Labourers Saturday, November 2 Mauritian
Divali Sunday, November 3 Mauritian
Veterans Day Monday, November 11 US
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28 US
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25 Mauritian/US

*January 20, 2013 (the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, January 21, will be treated as a holiday. 

**Eid-Ul-Fitr: The exact date of this festival is subject to confirmation as its celebration depends on the visibility of the Moon.