Mauritania flag Mauritania: Business Environment

Business Practices in Mauritania

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Worldbiz, World Business website on Mauritania
Opening Hours and Days
During the week, people work from 8AM to 4PM from Sunday to Thursday. Banks and administrative offices are open from 8AM to 1PM. Friday and Saturday are week-end days but for the majority of Mauritanian workers, they only have a right to a free Friday.

Public Holidays

Year's Day January 1
Labor Day May 1
The Organization of African Unity Day May 25
Independence Day November 28
Aid El Fitr Variable, indicates the end of Ramadan
Aid El Adha Variable, 70 days after the end of Ramadan
Aid El Mawled Variable
Islamic New Year Variable

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Aid El Fitr Between 2 and 10 days depending on the region
Aid El Adha Between 2 and 10 days depending on the region

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