Festivals

Festivals In Mauritius

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Sankranti

The first of the year's religious festivals. It is celebrated in the beginning of the Tamil month Thai in January/February, and is also known as Thai Pongal. It is an occasion of thanksgiving for

Seemadree Appana Parsa, Vivahabandhan

Seemadree Appana Parsa Telegu religious celebration. There is little uniformity in the celebration of festivals across the Telugu community. Each region presents a kaleidoscopic variation of

Varusha Pirappu

Tamil New Year. Puthandu marks the Tamil New Year’s Day and is celebrated in the beginning of Chithirai - the first month in the Tamil Calendar year. The auspicious occasion of Puthandu is also

Mauritius Today

Today Mauritius is a republic within the Commonwealth with a population of 1.2 million. Being a multi-cultural society, the Mauritian polulation enjoy a rich ethnic background, consisting of Hindus,

Moon Festival - Mid Autumn Festival

Chinese families all across the Mauritius celebrates The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. This holiday celebrates the date that parallels the autumn and spring Equinoxes of the

Travel Highlights

Deep sea fishing: Some of the finest game fishing available occurs in the deep water surrounding Mauritius. Maha Shivaratree Festival: In February or March the Hindus honour Lord Shiva by making a

Population and Religion

Population and Religion At 31 December 1997, the population was estimated to be 1,120,530. It is divided into several ethnic groups, namely the Indo-Mauritians, creoles (that is persons having