The land of Mauritius celebrates diverse festivals related to varied religions and faiths. Some of the festivals are listed below, you will be glad to be a part of:-
Cavadee is celebrated at the end of January or February by the Indians who typically belong to Tamil Nadu and is considered to be one of the most important festivals of Mauritius. On this occasion, some devote get their tongue, cheeks and chest pierced before visiting temple carrying their offerings at their backs.
Chinese Spring Festival
This festival is celebrated by the Chinese community in Mauritius in the month of January or February depending on the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated by bursting fire crackers, having delicious food and most importantly, the Chinese Lion Dance.
Divali is held in the month of October/ November and is celebrated by the Hindus in Mauritius. It’s the festival of lights which marks the homecoming of Lord Rama after defeating Ravana. The celebration of this festival is done by decorating the homes with oil lamps and feasting on sweets.
Pere Laval Pilgrimage
Every 9th September, Mauritians of all belief visit to the tomb of Jacques Désiré Laval. The devotees can see the mortal remains of the divine man kept in a casket.
This festival is celebrated in the month of March as the beginning of New Year according to the Tamil calendar. Ugadi is celebrated by the Mauritians with full joy and excitement.