Ougadi

Ougadi, or the Telugu New Year, is a festival celebrated by the Hindu populations in Mauritius, and is a Public Holiday in Mauritius.

Traditionally celebrated by the Telugu people, an ethnic group from south India, Ougadi is now celebrated by several other ethnic groups in Mauritius.

The Telugu People belong to one of the largest […]

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Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivratri, or sometimes Maha Shivratree, is by many regarded as the most important hindu festival in Mauritius.

It is being celebrated in February/March each year in honour of Lord Shiva, and is spanning over three days.

Grand Bassin during Maha Shivaratri

The hindu celebration Maha Shivaratri is preceded by up to a […]

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Dress Code in Mauritius

Current dress codes in Mauritius and questions regarding how to dress in Mauritius are frequent questions that land in our mailbox, and contrary to popular belief, there are no easy replies.

There is no general dress code for Mauritius, as the island is composed of many different religions and cultures, but there are unspoken rules […]

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