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The Mahe island is an established place for holding of an annual festival named the Mind Body Spirit. This unique event lies in the healthy lifestyle domain and features a rich entertaining program. Each year the festival of health is visited by thousands of tourists from different countries of the world. The event is held in the second part of June and commonly lasts for 10 days.
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Within the Mind Body Spirit Festival numerous local spa-centers and health complexes offer their clients special healing programs, treatments and therapies. Each day scenic beaches hold various sport and entertaining events. Guests of the festival have a chance to try different curing programs among which one can find rather unusual therapies and treatments. Thus, not many of us are aware of healing qualities of music. Romantic and relaxing sessions of music therapy have turned to a good tradition on the Mahe island.
It should be noted that the Mind Body Spirit festival engages many famous guests among whom one will meet famous musicians, sportsmen and word class therapists and health advisers. Almost all the events of the festival are open air. The best destinations for festival events are still sunny beaches and palm greenery shelter. Numerous aroma therapies, various meditation master-classes and yoga sessions, various health seminars are available for the guests of the island within the festival. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the early hours one can attend amazing morning exercises taking place on the shore. The first part of the day also presents numerous sport competitions and engaging contests for all the visitors of the event. In the evening the main entertainments and amusements for guests and local folks are still concerts and theme exhibitions considering all aspects of healthy way of life. The Mind Body Spirit Festival gained its world popularity long ago and won the hearts of many admirers almost in every country of the globe.
The island of Mahe was not chosen as a place for holding the festival by accident. Its scenic and harmonious atmosphere best fits the scope of the holiday. Tourists are offered numerous exploration tours within the festival. The tours will be of great pleasure for hiking enthusiasts. The routes of the tours run through the most scenic areas of the island. Nature beauty admiration is considered to be one of the best ways to cure the spirit and gain the serenity and balance of mind and soul.
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In April, the capital of Seychelles hosts the islands' most colorful event - the Carnaval International de Victoria. Even though the carnival was born relatively recently, in 2011, it has already managed to win many fans from all over the world. And all thanks to the fact that the islands adopt unique practices of other countries, inviting participants of other bright foreign festivals to celebrate the local carnival together. The carnival is replete with the most incredible national costumes. Its participants bring the fun with them and share it with others willingly.
Capuchin House Besides parades on the central streets, during the festival, you can enjoy stunning dances and listen to music, as well as taste amazing specialties from around the world, as eminent chefs come to the event to demonstrate all their skills. Sometimes the carnival is postponed to October - as it was, for example, in 2017. Another interesting event is held in April - namely, the Seychelles National Fishing Tournament, during which fishermen compete for the title of the best. The festival is considered one of the islands' most vivid events because fishing is one of the main livelihoods for the people of Seychelles.
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In late March, local residents traditionally pay tribute to France whose colony the Seychelles was for quite a long time and which had a significant impact on the formation of the culture of the islands. At this time, cultural institutions in the capital of Seychelles host wonderful concerts of French performers, fairs and art exhibitions open. Tourists can watch great theater and fashion shows, as well as become participants in seminars. And, of course, it's all in French. At the opening markets, tourists can buy a wide variety of goods - from fruits and vegetables collected by indigenous people to handicrafts made by local craftsmen.
Seychelles The end of May is marked by the beautiful FetAfrik Festival. The fact of the matter is that African Liberation Day (or simply Africa Day) is traditionally celebrated on May 25. As part of the event, they organize colorful parades accompanied by gastronomic, musical, and dance programs. June 18 is National Day, which cannot do without parades too. Independence Day is traditionally celebrated 11 days later, on June 29. On this day in 1976, the Seychelles gained independence from Britain. One more fishing festival takes place in November when craftsmen compete in catching large fish.
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Victoria. Learn the best periods to visit Victoria to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Victoria.
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