Some News from Seychelles:
- Source d’ Argent voted number one beach on the site of Strandbewertung
- La Digue island featured in the reality Show – Amazing Race which was aired in the USA in April 2010
- 18-20th June 2010- In celebration of the 17th Anniversary of Seychelles’ National Day, Seychelles will be hosting a National Show between 18th-20th June at the Roche Caiman Sports complex, the aim of which is to showcase the major activities shaping the economy and the process of national development.
This national event, which will be accompanied by impressive cultural and sporting experiences, will enable members of the public to have access to the full spectrum of local goods and services of a host of businesses and organizations, both public and private, all committed to preparing Seychelles for the future.
- The Seychelles President officially opened the Silhouette National Park during August 2010- The protected areas in Seychelles now stands at 47.19% making it the country with the most protected areas in the world. The second country after Seychelles is New Zealand which has 30% of its land area protected under law.
- View the Official Public and Religious Holidays of the Seychelles. View our Blog Seychelles Public Holidays.
- March 2011: Seychelles Carnival attracted some 25 International Floats and 46 Local Floats. View our blog for further information and images.
- July 2011- Seychelles Civil Aviation celebrate 40 years.
- What to do on your Holidays In Seychelles Islands for 2012: Events in the Seychelles from January to December 2012:
Attractions in the Seychelles Islands for 2012: Dates subject to change.
Kavadi Thaipoosum: Febrary 2012- date to be confirmed
During the month of Febrary the Kavadi Thaipoosum is celebrated which is a Hindu festival. This festival is attributed to Lord Murugan.
Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon: 28 February 2012
The forth Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon will be held @ 7 am at Beau Vallon Bay, Mahé. Participants can take part in either the 10km (run/walk) or 21km.
Seychelles International Carnaval de Victoria: 2-4th March 2012
The Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will bring both local and international attention to the small capital of Victoria during March 2012. The Carnival will feature a procession of colourful floats each representing the various participants’ national carnivals, as well as a range of other dedicated activities sure to keep you entertained.
Atlas Seychelles Charity Fishing Tournament: 30-31 March 2012
Please contact the Marine Charter Association for information.
FetAfrik: to be confirmed1
FetAfrik will be celebrated in the Seychelles in honour of Africa Day. This annual event was first celebrated in 1999 and has attracted well-known artists from other African States.
The Seychelles Regatta: to be confirmed
Feast of the Assumption of Mary: 15th August 2012
The Seychelles Regatta attracts some of the most famous catamarans to sail the Indian Ocean over a period of 8 days. The competition also includes deep sea fishing around the Seychelles islands alongside the regatta.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is very popular in the Seychelles and many Seychellois descend onto the island of La Digue for this occasion.
South East Monsoon Sailfish Tournament: 18thSeptember 2012
The Marine Charter Association of the Seychelles are the main organisers of this one -day trolling - sailfish tournament. The Seychelles Fishing Tournament will be held on the 18th September and the starting point is the Marine Charter which is located in Victoria on the island of Mahe. The day is sure to be packed with loads of fun event. The Seychelles Fishing tournament starts at 0500hrs and ends at 1700hrs.
Mahe Praslin Windurfing Race: Date to be confirmed
The Mahe Praslin Windsurfing race is an annual Seychelles event in August every year. The Seychelles Windsurfing race starts from the Victoria harbour and all contestants then windsurf to Grand Anse Beach on Praslin. The Seychelles Yachting Association are the main organisers of this wonderful windsurfing event. Even if you do not want to participate, do go to watch the windsurfers.
Vinayagar Chadurthi: September Date to be confirmed
During the month of September the Vinayagar Chadurthi is celebrates in honour of the Elephant God- 'Lord Vinayagar'
World Tourism Day: 27th September 2012
World Tourism Day is celebrated worldwide on the 27th September each year. The Seychelles always ensure that various activities are held in the preceding days to create an awareness of the economic importance of the tourism industry in the Seychelles.
Deepavali- October :Date to be confirmed
Deepavali Festival is in honour of the advent of joy and happiness.
La Digue Offshore Tournament: 27th October 2012
The Marine Charter Association located in Victoria Mahe are the organisers of this one day fishing contest which is held on the island of La Digue. The event includes bottom fishing and trolling with great prizes awarded for different categories.
Festival Kreol: 25-31st October 2012
The Kreol Festival is by large the biggest and most important cultural event on the Seychelles calendar. It is all about the local Seychelles music, culture and most importantly Seychelles Cuisine. It offers everyone visiting a truly exciting week filled with the traditional Creole world that makes Seychelles so special. The main organisers of this event are the Culture Division of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture.
SUBIOS: 4-6th November 2012
SUBIOS - Seychelles is an annual underwater film and image festival organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board. SUBIOS festival will combine a range of activities from daytime dives and snorkelling activities to films, video and slide presentations by International and local guest speakers.
The event attracts great interest in its contests for ‘Best Image’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Image of Seychelles’ and ‘Best Local Video’ categories. The contest is open to both local Seychelles residents and visitors.
Marine Charter Assoc. Marlin Tournament: to be confirmed
The Marine Charter Association on Mahe Island are the organisers of the Marlin Tournament which is a one day trolling contest that runs from 03h00 to 17h00.
No Scheduled events in December 2012.