Thursday, 5 September 2013

Events in Seychelles - September/October 2013


Event:
Cultural Bazars

Date:
Throughout September/October 2013

Location:
Various locations throughout Mahe

Organizer:
District Administrator (Tel: +248 2 78 34 13)

About the event:
A unique cultural and shopping experience where you can meet the Seychellois people, enjoy Creole music, and have a taste of the island style way of life.

Bazar Labrinn is a legendary bazar specializing in fruit, vegetables, and other local delicacies. This is also a great place to pick up souvenirs and sample traditional foods and drink, all the while enjoying an authentic Seychellois ambience.

Bazar Ovan Taking place in the southern part of Mahe, this bazar offers a great opportunity for both visitors and locals alike to experience a true celebration of the vibrant Creole culture, all set to the backdrop of Seychellois Creole music.

Victoria Bazar provides an ambience true to the Seychellois Creole lifestyle, where anything from arts and crafts to exotic culinary delicacies and beverages can be purchased. And of course it wouldn’t be complete without local musicians providing the soundtrack!



Event:
Vinayagar Chadurthi

Date:
September 2013

Location:
Hindu Temple, Victoria, Mahe

Organiser:
ARULMIKUNAVASAKTHI VINAYAGAR Temple (+248 4 32 47 01)

About the event:
A religious festival celebrated by Hindu communities worldwide to mark the anniversary of 'Lord Vinayagar', The Elephant God.



Event:
Seychelles Round Table Regatta

Date:
27-29 September 2013

Location:
Beau Vallon Beach, Mahe

Organiser:
Round Table Seychelles (+248 2 72 70 07)

About the event:
The Round Table Regatta has become an important national event in the Island’s calendar. The event will span over one weekend, from the 27th to the 29th September 2013 and takes place on the popular Beau Vallon beach front. The event’s jam-packed schedule includes numerous sports competitions, live performances by local artists as well as many fairground games. The weekend culminates with a hilarious ‘Greasy Pole Contest’, where competitors struggle to reach a cash prize fixed on top of a 6-metre wooden pole smothered in grease. Last, but far from least, is the all-important lottery draw at 18h00 on Regatta Sunday.

Local and International companies alike support the event by manning food and beverage stalls or running promotional stations where the crowds benefit from generous give-aways and reduced prices on goods. All in all, the Round Table Regatta weekend brings many Seychellois and tourists together in a high-spirited, cause-driven event. Definitely an event not to be missed!



Event:
World Tourism Day

Date:
27 September 2013

Location:
Mahe, Praslin, La Digue

Organiser:
Seychelles Tourism Board (+248 4 67 13 00)

About the event:
World Tourism Day is celebrated on the 27th September each year. Various activities held in the preceding days create an ideal forum to increase public awareness on the importance of the tourism industry in Seychelles. Contact the Seychelles Tourism Board for details.



Event:
Deepavali

Date:
October 2013

Location:
Hindu Temple, Victoria, Mahe

Organiser:
ARULMIKUNAVASAKTHI VINAYAGAR Temple (+248 4 32 47 01)

About the event:
A religious festival, Deepavali signifies the advent of joy and happiness. It is also believed that goddess Lakshmi graces the shops and houses on this day and showers her blessings and bestows good fortune upon her worshippers.



Event:
La Digue Offshore Fishing Tournament

Date:
12 October 2013

Location:
La Digue

Organiser:
Marine Charter Association (+248 4 32 21 26)

About the event:
This one-day fishing competition includes bottom fishing and trolling. Prizes will be awarded for different categories, which include the Heaviest Fish Caught; Individual Fish Caught, Trolling and Bottom Fishing; and the Special Category for the best total trolling, bottom, and overall catch. Over 200 fishermen and 40 boats are expected to take part. 



Event:
Festival Kreol

Date:
25 - 31 October 2013

Location:
Various location on Mahe

Organiser:
Ministry of Tourism and Culture (+248 4 29 52 00)

About the event:
Undoubtedly the highlight on the Seychelles cultural calendar, the Festival Kreol offers visitors the a fascinating week full of the colours, sounds, flavours and fragrances of one corner of the Creole world that treasures its traditions while embracing the opportunities of the present. Hear it in the music, feel it in the rhythm, and taste it in the food, this one event not to be missed! 



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