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The Seychelles Ocean festival is a week-long happening that looks to involve all the elements which make Seychelles an amazing destination for the ultimate marine experience.
Whereas SUBIOS, which started in 1990, largely focused on raising the profile of the archipelago as a diving destination through its famous underwater video and film competitions, film shows and talks by famous, internationally renowned personalities, the Seychelles Ocean Festival looks to broaden the event’s appeal by involving all marine sectors.
This newest addition to Seychelles’ calendar of events will continue to popularize Seychelles as a diving destination via the popular photography competition and by working with the dive centres, airlines and accommodation establishments to offer appealing dive packages to tourists during the period of the festival.
The intention is for the Seychelles Ocean Festival to broaden the appeal of SUBIOS by reflecting the wider choice of marine activities which, together, make Seychelles an exciting destination to visit.
In an initiative that echoes the fact that, since those days of its first settlement, Seychelles has always been a rich melting pot of peoples from the four corners of the planet.
Seychelles, in 2017, is set to become the stage for representatives of the world’s most prestigious carnivals.
The Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will be merged with Festival Kreol and will be held over a three-day period in October 2017,
Promising to be the focus of international as well as local attention, the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will feature a procession of colourful floats representing the various participants’ national carnivals, as well as a raft of other dedicated activities all of which will fall under the carnival’s theme.
Widespread international press coverage is expected for this colourful event which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, as it brings the lively ambiance of international carnival time to the islands.
Festival Kreol is the biggest and most important event of the Seychelles cultural calendar.
The 32nd edition of the Festival Kreol will take place from the 23rd to 29th of October 2017.
It offers the visitor 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.
Please contact the Culture Division of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for additional details.
The dedicated Praslin Fiesta will follow in the spirt of the 'Fete de La Musique' of Praslin in 1979 when a 'Pierre de L'Unite' was erected at the Vallee de Mai entrance.
The Fourth edition of the Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta will be held from the 8th to the 10th of September 2017.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is dedicated to the church of La Digue and is very popular with Seychellois from all islands who flock to the island for the occasion.
For further information please contact the La Digue Board on telephone number +248 4 23 45 96.
FetAfrik is a multi-artistic festival, a colourful expression of African and Kreol culture and also the Seychellois way of celebrating Africa Day, on the 25th to the 28th of May.
This annual event was first celebrated in 1999 and has since gained popularity as it has seen the participation of renowned regional artists such as Nandipa Madikiza, fashion designer from South Africa; “Soley Leve” music & dance group from Mauritius and many more... Contact Ministry of Tourism and Culture.