Carnivals and Celebrations

Mauritania festivals are celebrated all over the Islamic Republic. The festivals in the West African country include both religious festivals and secular celebrations.

The natives of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania trace their roots to a distinct Moorish ancestry. This historical characteristic has influenced the festivals in contemporary Mauritania. The Mauritania festivals betray a wonderful combination of both secular and religious ethos. The principal festivals of Mauritania include secular celebrations like Labor Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day and Africa Day. Religious festivals like Korite, Tabaski, Leilat-al-Meiraj and the Islamic New Year are also enjoyed with much fervor.