Carnival in Seychelles

Carnaval International de Victoria

The biggest party in the country is usually held in late April. Three days of street parties and various performances, with a costume parade among its highlights.
Cultural in Seychelles

Festival Kreol

Providing a fantastic opportunity to delve into local culture, this festival celebrates Creole heritage. It’s an explosion of local cuisine, theatre, art, music, street processions and dance. Creole artists from oth…
Religious in Seychelles

Kavadi Thaipoosum

The first Seychelles-based Kavadi Thaipoosum festival was held in 1993 and has become a popular national festival. The opening ceremony begins with prayers at Victoria's Hindu temple and is followed by a procession …
Religious in Seychelles

Vinayagar Chaturthi

The Vinayagar Chathurthi Festival is celebrated all over the Hindu world to mark the anniversary of the deity ‘Lord Vinayagar’. The highlight of the festival is the colourful and lighted chariot procession in which …
Cultural in Seychelles


With the possible exception of the Mauritian island of Rodrigues, the Seychelles is the most African of the Indian Ocean islands, and it celebrates its African origins with FetAfrik, a weekend of music and dance in …
Religious in Seychelles


The Tamil festival of light occurs in late October or early November and celebrates the victory of Rama over the evil deity Ravana. To mark this joyous event, countless candles and lamps are lit to show Rama the way…
Sports in Seychelles

Seychelles Ocean Festival

This week-long festival replaced the SUBIOS Underwater Festival in 2015. This annual event features a number of activities, film screenings, exhibitions and other events hosted at various hotels and dive centres on …
Cultural in Seychelles

Seychelles Round Table Regatta

This event takes place in Beau Vallon and involves various sports contests, yacht races and live performances by local artists.
Cultural in Seychelles

Semaine de la Francophonie

French culture takes over Mahé for a week of song recitals, films and art exhibitions in mid-March.
New Year in Seychelles

Seychelles-China Day

This festival coincides with the Chinese New Year, which falls in late January or early February. It is celebrated over three days in Victoria and features all sorts of festivities, including dance performances. The…