Seychelles ‘Carnaval International de Victoria’

Seychelles officially launched the countdown to its ‘Carnaval International de Victoria’ on January 20 2011 at a ceremony in Victoria.  The small capital of Victoria will host the carnival from the 4th to the 6th of March 2011 with several panned activities and the carnival itself, which is expected to see the participation of several countries and world organizations.  The countdown ceremony was opened with a welcoming speech by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, followed by the presentation of the carnival theme song, the carnival lottery and the pledging of financial support from sponsors.

The Seychelles carnival is being held under the theme ‘The Melting Pot of Cultures’.  During the three day carnival in March, The capital city will revisit its multi-ethnic origins through floats from different countries.  An open-air restaurant has been added to the program which will give visitors the chance to try different food from around the world.

Victoria, the smallest capital of the world, will come alive from the 4th of March 2011 with several exciting activities and the actual carnival which is expected to see the participation of several countries and world organizations.

During the three days of carnival celebrations in the Seychelles Victoria will revisit its multi-ethnic origins through floats from different countries and where different cultures will meet and be celebrated.

The family fun day will cap the festive weekend of carnival where the Seychellois people will partake in a manifestation of events in Victoria.  All floats will assemble in the Unity Stadium at Roche Caiman for viewing and picture taking.   People will mingle with fellow visitors and enjoy themselves in various activities and entertainment.

As expected, Seychelles will add its own floats to the procession, featuring its many attributes and selling points as a tourism destination.
The carnival is being seen as an excellent platform for the country to showcase its rich culture that makes the destination truly unique.
Widespread international press coverage is expected for this colorful event which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, as it brings the lively ambiance of international carnival time to the islands.

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