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Diwali Celebrations in Mauritius

What is Diwali? Diwali, pronounced Divali in Mauritian creole, is the hindu festival of lights celebrating the victory of light over darkness, or good over evil. According to hindu mythology, the lord Rama and his wife Sita were exiled from their kingdom for 14 years. While they were living in exile in the jungle, a […]

Mauritian Culture and Festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi

Mauritius is known for its rich cultural heritage and its public holidays reflect this diversity. On 18 September this year, Mauritians of the Hindu faith will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth of the Hindu god Ganesha, who is considered as the remover of all obstacles. You can partake in the festivities by visiting the […]

Mauritian Séga Music

To the joy of Mauritians worldwide, as of 2014, Mauritian Sega has been declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Sega music and dance, which originated in the early 18th century is a big part of the rich history and culture of this island nation. Born out of the pain and suffering of slaves during the colonisation […]