Many holidays are based upon lunar or religious calendars and therefore change each year.

January 1 & 2

New Year

January/February

Thaipoosam Cavadee

January/February

Chinese Spring Festival

February 1

Abolition of Slavery

February/March

Maha Shivaratree

March 12

National Day

March/April

Ougadi

May 1

Labour Day

July

Eid al-Fitr

August 15

Assumption of the Virgin

August/September

Ganesh Chaturthi

October/November

Divali

November 2

Arrival of Indentured Labourers

December

Christmas

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