Eid-ul-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend prayers during Eid-ul-Fitr. They are dressed in fine clothing and children receive gifts on that occasion.
Organiser : Ministry of Arts and Culture
* Depend on the visibility of the moon.
A festival of food whereby restaurants of the region of China Town in Port Louis offer special menus and tariffs. The public are also overwhelmed with the spectacular shows carried out in the streets, decorated with Chinese lanterns, from Chinese troops as well as local artists such as Kung Fu demonstration and lion dance.
Organiser : Chinese Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with MTPA
Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated to commemorate Qu Yuan (340 – 278 BC) an ancient patriotic poet.
In Mauritius a dragon boat race competition is organised where about 8 – 10 teams of 25 participants usually participate. Rodrigues and Reunion Island are invited to take part in the dragon boat race competition which is held at Caudan Waterfront .
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China invites a cultural troupe, under the Cultural Exchange Programme, to perfom during the festival along with local artists.
Organiser: The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
The DODO Trail offer three fabulous track crossing the island from the South to the West coast of Mauritius. Lovers of trails could choose between the Xtreme DODO trail (50km), the Ti DODO trail (25km) and the Mini DODO Trail (10km).
Organizer : IBL in collaboration with MTPA
Mauritius Marathon AIMS and IAAF Certified races is a fantastic challenge which takes place in one of the most beautiful part of Mauritius: 20km of coastal road in the south, along one of the most beautiful lagoon and through typical coastal villages.
Organiser: Beachcomber in collaboration with MTPA