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The 2014 Chinese New Year Parade in Port Louis

Chinese New Year 2014 banner

On the 30th of January, the Municipality of Port-Louis organised a parade on the occasion of the Chinese New Year. In true Mauritian fashion, the event which was advertised to start at 16h30 really started at 17h00 with a short speech from a random municipality official. Even though some officials from Réunion Island had made the effort to attend, the newly elected Lord Mayor was nowhere to be seen. Continue reading

The Festivals and Public holidays of Mauritius

Houses are brightly decorated during Diwali celebrations in Mauritius

Under its clear blue skies, the island of Mauritius harbors a multi-ethnic population, united by a common history that begun more than 415 years ago when the Dutch settled in the island. Continue reading