Mauritius celebrates Independence Day Every year on the 12th , This day also called Mauritius Day. Mauritians enjoy a public holiday to celebrate the anniversary of independence from Britain. In 2015, the country marks 47 years from the day independence was proclaimed in 1968.
In Mauritius today March 12, the annual flag-raising celebrations will be held at the Champ de Mars racecourse, where the Mauritian flag was first raised in 1968. Independence Day is marked with a large-scale ceremony featuring military parades, fly-pasts, live music and spectacularly choreographed dance and light shows.
At this time of year, the colourful flag is displayed all over the island – in shops, homes, schools, restaurants and government buildings –and local communities gather for smaller festivities with family and friends in towns and villages across the country. Many hotels and resorts also mark the day by laying on special Mauritian-themed menus and events for their guests.