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The Round Table Regatta has become an important national event in the Island’s calendar. The event will span over one weekend, from the 25th to the 27th September 2015 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 1800hrs 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.
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 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.
Global Vision International (GVI) and the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles (MCSS) with the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Ministry of Education will be organizing the 3rd edition of the Sea Turtle Festival on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th August 2015. The opening ceremony will be held at the National Theatre and Saturday's fun day activities will be held on the waterfront area in Beau Vallon.
The aim of the turtle festival is to raise public awareness of issues relating to marine turtle conservation within the Seychelles. The event will be an opportunity to highlight existing initiatives, promote future partnerships and celebrate the Seychelles marine turtle population.
The turtle festival will bring together government departments, local NGOs, schools and private enterprises for two days of activities, community stalls and live entertainment for the local community and tourists.