This is a Hindu and Tamil fire-walking ceremony in honour of various gods. The ceremonies occur throughout the year, but mostly in December and January. After fasting and bathing, the participants walk over red-hot embers scattered along the ground. The Hindu temples at Camp Diable, The Vale and Quatre Bornes are noted for this event. A feat along similar lines is sword climbing, seen mostly between April and June. The best demonstrations occur at Solitude, Triolet and Mt Choisy, in the northwest.
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
This celebration occurs over three days in February/ March and is the largest and most important Hindu festival held outside India. One of the days over which it is held is a public holiday. Most of
The feasts in Mauritius are as various as the origin of the Mauritians and their religions.
Visitors of the island shouldn't be afraid to attend the feasts.
New Year (January 1st & 2nd) / Yaum
The cavadee is a woodern arch decorated with flowers and palm leaves, with pots of milk (sambos) suspended from each end of the base. Devotees carry the cavadee from the bank of a river to a temple
Behind Casela Bird Park stands Mauritius' 'Matterhorn' the Montagne du Rempart. You can drive up to the base and park at Tamarin Pumping Station, just off the beginning of road to Magenta. The climb
Tamil religious celebration (April/May). This morning in temples throughout the country - The Sittarai Cavadee celebrated in devotion.
Hindus celebrate the victory of Rama over the evil deity Ravana and Krishna’s destruction of the demon Narakasuran - the victory of good over evil - during Diwali, which falls in October or November