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Thaipoosam Cavadee has a strong religious significance, it recalls the birth of Lord Muruga. The festival is preceded by ten days of fasting. Devotees would eat only vegetarian meals on these days and would abstain from carnal pursuits

Kung Hei Fat Choy

Posted: 15/02/2017

Tags: culture | festival | food |

The Chinese Spring Festival is a public holiday in Mauritius. Depending on the lunar calendar, it is celebrated either at the end of January or at the beginning of February

Pilgrims across the country walked to Grand Bassin with their Kanwars (a wooden structure with elaborate decorations) to celebrate the night of Lord Shiva. Grand-Bassin, the sacred lake is also known as Ganga Talao.

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