Celebrating Créole Culture

With its short history, the Seychelles don’t have many traditional festivals. Most public holidays are Roman Catholic events, including Easter, Corpus Christi on 10 June, the Assumption on 15 August, and the Immaculate Conception on 8 December. The major non-religious festival is Festival Kreol, which was set up to preserve and promote Créole culture. Held every year around the end of October, this week-long festival is an explosion of Créole cuisine, fashion, art, music and dance. Créole artists from all over the world descend on the Seychelles for this celebration.