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Seychelles festivals
Seychelles festivals
Seychelles festivals

FESTIVALS


Festivals For more than two centuries, Seychelles has been a melting pot of races, religions and traditions, fusing diverse ethnic strains into a trilingual Creole nation. One of the most important cultural extravaganzas in this tropical island paradise is the annual Creole Festival. The oldest ’pan creole‘ event in the world, this unique celebration is usually held during the last week of October in the Seychellois capital of Victoria.

The underwater life is revered during the annual SUBIOS festival, a testimony to Seychelles‘ eco-friendly commitment. SUBIOS is an impressive underwater film and image celebration that features a broad range of competitions for both locals and visitors. The festival helps in promoting the Seychelles and raise international awareness of the ecosystem.

Snugly located outside the cyclone belt, Seychelles is an excellent sailing destination. The Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing race, is open to both amateurs and professionals. Different types of sailing boat can participate in the contest. Water sport addicts will enjoy the excitement of racing through the tropical water around the breath-taking islands.

Regatta is a well-liked charitable event organised by the Seychelles Round Table Association. It parades a range of lively activities that includes a Miss Regatta beauty pageant, a Mr Regatta bodybuilding contest, trade fairs, games, various exciting water sports and other athletic events. The activities are mostly based along the popular Beau Vallon beach. Tiny stalls are lined up along the street, and tasty smells of local gastronomic treats compete with the smell of the sea.

Other cultural and religious festivities are listed below

Cultural Bazars in October 1 - 31 October

Festival Kreol 23 - 30 October 2011

Cultural Bazars in November 1 - 30 November 2011

Seychelles Round Table Regatta 4 - 6 November 2011

Cultural Bazars in December 1 -31 December 2011

Cultural Bazars in January 1 - 31 January 2012

Kavadi Thaipoosum February 2012

Cultural Bazars in February 1 -29 February 2012

Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon 26 February 2012

Fete de la Francophonie March 2012

Cultural Bazars in March 1 - 31 March 2012

Carnaval International de Victoria 2 - 4 March 2012

Atlas Sey. Charity Fishing Tournament 30 - 31 March 2012

Cultural Bazars in April 1 - 30 April 2012

Cultural Bazars in May 1 - 31 May 2012

Cultural Bazars in June 1 - 30 June 2012

Seychelles Regatta in June June 2012

National Show in June 18 - 20 June 2012

Cultural Bazars in July 1 - 31 July 2012

Cultural Bazars in August 1 - 31 August 2012

Feast of the Assumption of Mary 15 August 2012

South East Monsoon Sailfish Tournament 18 August 2012

Seychelles Ball in September in September September 2012

Tourism week in September September 2012

Festival Kreol in October October 2012

SUBIOS (Festival of the Sea) in November November 2012

Christmas Classic Music Concert December 2012

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