In celebration of Mauritius

In celebration of Mauritius

By Lisa Vial

Mauritius is dressed in a thousand colours. Its inhabitants come from diverse and varied backgrounds, all linked under the same name, all linked by their history. Reflecting the eternal smiles of Mauritians’ faces, there is no shortage of happy festivities. These festivities symbolize the cultural diversity of the region, deliciously highlighted with music, flavours and lights.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated in February in Mauritius. For the occasion, the streets, dressed in red, come alive. Shows, parades, dragon dances, typical decorations, Asian food, fireworks... All the ingredients are there to spend a wonderful day and celebrate, in 2019, the year of the pig. Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius, welcomes you to its Chinatown and enjoy the day's festivities.  

The Independence Day

March sees the arrival of a very dear date in Mauritius: Independence Day, celebrated on March 12th , in tribute to its emancipation in 1968. Every year, Mauritians light the torch of this historic day by celebrating their anniversary on the streets of the country. Flag raising, military parades, multiple echoes of the Mauritian national anthem, commemorations... These demonstrations on the 12th of March are filled with emotion, always a pleasure to watch.

Holi in full colours

A little later in March, the festival of colours and harvests takes over Mauritius. Of Hindu origin and dating back to antiquity, Holi wraps clothes and faces in multiple colours in a joyful atmosphere. Like the colours of the Mauritian flag, each hue has its own symbolism: blue is synonymous with vitality, red with love, orange with optimism, green with harmony... The streets become rainbows, celebrating the victory of good over evil. The celebration would not be as sweet without its treats, to share with family or friends.

The Festival of Lights

The end of the year also sees the island come alive thanks to the Festival of Lights, commonly known as Divali. The word Divali comes from the Hindi Deepawali: Deepa for Light, Awali for Alignment. Infinite rows of lights are indeed lit on the facades of houses on this national day, celebrated between October and November each year. Garlands, candles and lanterns light up together at dusk to introduce the new beginning. The festival extends to all Mauritian cultures and is mainly based on magnificent moments of sharing, where Mauritians taste together wonderful sweet cakes, such as the famous potato cake. A great way to start the summer in the Indian Ocean.

What would BARNES prestigious properties in Mauritius look like if they were decorated with coloured garlands on the occasion of Divali?

This spacious villa located in Calodyne has a lot to offer you, starting with 5 bedrooms, a large veranda, a private swimming pool and an independent studio, all set on a plot of almost 3 700 m². This tropical luxury property is ideal for entertaining and spending unforgettable moments with family or friends.

The elegance of this exceptional villa lies in its 4 en-suite bedrooms, its overflowing pool and its idyllic location: in the middle of the 18th hole of a competitive golf course in Tamarin. Amateurs will be delighted to practice their swing in the green of their garden.

Bel Ombre is adorned with a high standard villa, with 6 bedrooms and a breathtaking view on the sea. Chic and tropical style are the key words for this property, to be found in the most beautiful private estate in the South, right next to a preserved and wild beach.

Please contact BARNES Mauritius for more information.

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