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March 12 - Mauritius Day

Published on March 12, 2024
Current Context: Mauritius Day, also known as National Mauritius Day, is celebrated every year on March 12.
March 12 - Mauritius Day
  • Mauritius Day aims to commemorate the country’s independence from the United Kingdom and its transition to a republic.
  • It serves as a reminder of the country’s journey towards freedom after a long struggle over centuries.
  • The history of Mauritius Day dates back to 1959, when British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan gave his famous “Winds of Change” speech, outlining the British government’s intention to grant independence to many of its overseas colonies, including Mauritius.
  • This led to an increasing call for self-rule in Mauritius, and the 1966 elections resulted in a victory for an alliance of the Mauritius Labour Party and other self-rule parties.
  • On March 12, 1968, Mauritius was proclaimed a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II remaining head of state.


Q.1 When is Mauritius Day celebrated every year?
a. March 12
b. April 12
c. May 12
d. June 12
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