Mauritius

Celebrating Ougadi in Mauritius

Today, 23 March 2012, Mauritius celebrates Ougadi (or Ugadi or Yugadi). This holiday is the Telugu New Year. A traditional occasion, people in Mauritius normally celebrate by enjoying a special meal with family and friends and attending cultural shows. As a New Year, it marks the creation of the universe for the Telugu people, who [...]

By |2012-03-23T07:54:35-07:00March 23rd, 2012|Culture Studies|

Mauritius Holidays: Abolition of Slavery and Thaipusam Cavadee

by Priscilla and Sharon, Production, e2f-Mauritius Abolition of Slavery The Mauritius Abolition of Slavery is celebrated on every 1st of February following the event below: Le Morne Brabant In the 18th and early 19th centuries, hundreds of slaves used Le Morne Brabant (a hill/mountain with a summit of 556 meters above sea level  [...]

By |2012-02-07T15:34:57-08:00February 7th, 2012|Culture Studies|

A Nobel prize in Mauritius!

A different post today, in order to share with our colleagues and friends in Mauritius island a little bit of their pride at the selection of Jean-Marie Le Clézio for the Nobel Prize of literature. Born in France in a bilingual family of Mauritius descent, M. Le Clézio has lived as a child and an [...]

By |2008-10-11T12:11:48-07:00October 11th, 2008|News|