Africa’s New Carnival: Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria

February 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

Seychellois singer Grace Barbé will perform (photo from Seychelles Tourism Board)

In 1972 the first ever “Festival of the Seychelles” was held, celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the first settlement of the islands in 1770. Now after an almost 40-year hiatus, Seychelles, the “Land of Perpetual Summer” opens its beautiful beaches to the Carnaval Internacional de Victoria (International Carnival in Victoria) to be held in the capital Victoria from March 4th to the 7th. In a celebration of its multi-ethnic roots, the Carnival has taken the theme “The Melting Pot of Cultures,” as it is populated mainly by people with African, Asian and European ancestry. The three-day celebration will feature participants from all over the globe, and has invited representatives from the world’s most famous carnivals. Already confirmed are folks from the UK’s Notting Hill Carnival and « Read the rest of this entry »

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