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Eid al-Fitr
Mauritania

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Mauritania

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Mauritania with much religious fervour and general merriment.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuEid al-Fitr
14 MayFriEid al-Fitr Holiday
20222 MayMonEid al-Fitr
3 MayTueEid al-Fitr Holiday
202322 AprSatEid al-Fitr
23 AprSunEid al-Fitr Holiday
202410 AprWedEid al-Fitr
11 AprThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.

Most businesses shut down for Eid al-Fitr, as do many government services. Transportation systems and roadways get extremely busy, and the whole country seems abuzz. After 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting, people finally break out of the fast in a spirit of jubilation. The contrast between the last day of Ramadan and the first day of Shawwal is truly stark.

The common activities of the day include attending mosque services, putting on family get-togethers, indulging in foods and sweets, going to visit little-seen relatives and friends, and making a special donation to the poor and needy.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid al-Fitr
25 MayMonEid al-Fitr Holiday
20195 JunWedEid al-Fitr
6 JunThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
201815 JunFriEid al-Fitr
16 JunSatEid al-Fitr Holiday
201726 JunMonEid al-Fitr
27 JunTueEid al-Fitr Holiday