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Colors of Le Morne - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The culture and traditions of Le Morne are very multifaceted, as it is home to representatives of a variety of nationalities. Immigrants from India and European countries, many immigrants from China and Madagascar live here in harmony. They all honor their historical customs, celebrate traditional holidays and hold festivals dedicated to their cultural traditions every year. Local residents have a set of national characteristics that unite representatives of all cultures.
Le Morne is a peninsula in the south-western part of the Mauritius Island. The island is located on the south-west of Indian Ocean. This is a true paradise in tropics; the temperature here … Open
The most widely spoken language in the region is Creole, absolutely everyone speaks it. People consider "Sega" to be their main national dance; it is also an important component of traditional Creole culture. It is believed that the founders of beautiful dance ceremonies were immigrants from Arab countries who started inhabiting these places in the 17th century. Locals always perform their main dance in beautiful and colorful costumes, which makes the performance even more spectacular.
Dance shows participated by the best local dancers and beautiful Creole women are regularly organized for guests of Le Morne. Many travelers go to nearby villages to watch such performances. Most of the holidays celebrated by the indigenous inhabitants of Mauritius have been turned into spectacular entertainment for tourists. Copyright
The Mauritian "Little Paradise" of Le Morne is a great place to spend your vacation. Here you can either bask in the scorching sun of Mauritius feeling incomparable bliss, or enjoy active … Open
One of the main holidays of Indian culture is Kavadi, which is dedicated to the Hindi God Murugan, the patron saint of soldiers. On this day, solemn ceremonies take place in all Indian temples. It is customary to take out the statues of the gods from the temples and carry them along the main streets of villages and cities. One of the main symbols of this holiday is milk, which is used to purge oneself from sins. Sculptures of the gods and other religious shrines are watered with milk; most of the rites of this beautiful holiday are open to the public.
le morne At the end of January, Chinese immigrants living in the region celebrate the traditional Spring Festival, which is considered one of the noisiest and most colorful. The advent of spring is always marked by bright carnivals and fireworks in the evenings. Attributes of bright red color are one of the symbols of this holiday, therefore, all participants of the holiday will certainly wear red items of clothing or jewelry.
The formation of local gastronomy was greatly influenced by the traditional cuisines of India, Europe, and Arab countries. One of the main and most common products for local residents is … Open
Immediately after the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is celebrated. Guests of this holiday will be able to watch interesting fancy-dress processions. The main participants of the parades passing through the streets are locals wearing costumes of lions or dragons. Interestingly, the resort celebrates Catholic holidays familiar to many tourists, including Christmas. It is held on December 25, the most interesting holiday programs are organized near Catholic cathedrals.
Le Morne also attracts fans of modern holidays and festivals, among which Mauritius Kite Jam is especially noteworthy. This festival is dedicated to water sports and its main participants are young people and adherents of a healthy lifestyle. The festival was originally dedicated to surfing; after all, local beaches are among the best in the world for practicing this sport. Today, the festival program has expanded significantly, it is attended by experts in yoga, gymnastics, tennis, and golf. As part of the sports festival, they hold competitions and demonstrations in various sports, in which eminent athletes from around the world take part.
The main treasures of tiny Le Morne are its picturesque beaches and interesting natural attractions. To find historical and cultural sites, fans of excursions should head to the neighboring … Open
The festival is largely focused on beginners in sports entertainment who can practice their favorite ones under the guidance of experienced instructors and athletes. In the daytime, beaches of Le Morne and its surroundings turn into huge outdoor sports grounds, and when nightfall comes, into the venues for noisy and fun-filled parties. Noisy discos and theme nights are organized on the coast, guests of the festival are pampered with signature cocktails and the best national-style delicacies.
Guests of Le Morne wishing to get acquainted with the traditional way of life of the indigenous people must visit colorful villages nearby. Local people are very friendly and welcoming, they are always ready to introduce foreigners into their cultural traditions. Visitors to local villages will enjoy dance and music performances, visiting unique restaurants and trying the islanders' home-style food, as well as exploring vegetable and fruit plantations. There is always a place for interesting cultural entertainment here.
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