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