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The great thing about living in a cosmopolitan country is that us Mauritians get to celebrate each others holidays.
Today if you are Catholic you probably attend Mass and then its off to the beach or alternatively a get together with family in someones house if the weather is not co-operating.
The other notable thing about the feast of the Assumption, is that just like Easter you get to eat goodies - not chocolate in this case, but CAKE. it's a special cake too, always blue and white and usually decorated and adorned with a Virgin Mary motif.
There are 15 public holidays a year in Mauritius, and as luck would have it they usually clash with the only free day in your diary that you need to travel to Port Louis for a meeting with the bank manager or your supplier etc.
It's the same for all small business owners, if you want to keep your customers happy, then holidays go on the back burner - a case in point, our washing machine was playing up and the service guy has just turned up to sort it out - good for him :)