Eid al-Fitr is a special day among families and friends throughout the Islamic world. This two-to-three-day festival takes place immediately following the end of the month of Ramadan and is the most significant and joyous observance of the Islamic faith. 

In essence, Eid al-Fitr presents the faithful with the opportunity to thank God for having been granted the strength and conviction to complete the obligatory fast and obey His commandments during the holy month of Ramadan. By having done so, Muslims rejoice in returning to a state of fitra (innocence/purity), having been pardoned of all their transgressions, thus starting life anew.

Read on as Wego provides you with the dates, public holidays, and observances for welcoming and celebrating Eid al-Fitr 2025 in Mauritius.

Eid Mubarak! 

Eid al-Fitr in Mauritius dates and calendar 2025

The Islamic calendar is lunar and based on the moon’s sighting compared to the Gregorian calendar, a solar calendar. Determining the date of the Eid al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the crescent moon (a day after the new moon). As such, the process of determining the date of the Eid al-Fitr can only be performed under cover of the night. Should the crescent moon not be spotted, Ramadan continues for another day. 

Eid al-Fitr in 2025 is expected to fall on 30 or 31 March, subject to the sighting of the moon. In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr is observed on the 1st and 2nd day of Shawwal. Please note that dates may vary and are subject to change based on the sighting of the moon.

Eid al-Fitr 2025 in Mauritius public holiday

Eid al-Fitr 2025 is typically a public holiday in Mauritius. Consequently, most schools and businesses are usually closed on public holidays. The exact dates of the Eid al-Fitr 2025 holidays in Mauritius will be updated in this article once proper information is made available by the officials.

Eid al-Fitr in Mauritius

All Mauritian Muslims celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm, which involves praying, donating alms to the poor, sharing food, and spending time with family and friends.

Many Muslims attend communal prayers, give charity in the form of food (Zakat al-Fitr) and listen to a sermon (locally known as khutba) during this festival, with prayers being held mostly outside or in locations with large areas, such as sports arenas. 

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In particular, children are incredibly excited as they have come to associate Eid al-Fitr with generous sums of gifts and feasts. It’s typical for adults to congratulate the little ones by distributing sweets, gifts, and small sums of money to express the holiday’s joy.


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