SEYCHELLES – Carnivals are not new, and many countries are today organizing a carnival of their own. The Tropical Creole Islands of the Seychelles has now confirmed that they are organizing an annual carnival with the first edition due on March 4-6, 2011. The Seychelles Islands are known throughout the world as being the most sought-after dream tourist destination, with their world-class white sandy beaches and clear turquoise blue seas, but their initiative is to organize an annual carnival that is set to attract floats from all over the world.
The “Carnival International de Victoria” in the Seychelles is an initiative that echoes the fact that since those days of its first settlement, the Seychelles has always been a rich melting pot of peoples from the four corners of the planet. Seychelles, in 2011, is set to become the stage for representatives of the world’s most prestigious carnivals.
The “International Carnival of Victoria” in the Seychelles will be held over a three-day period in March 2011, when it will become a focal point for representatives from the world’s most famous carnivals who are being invited to the islands to take part in this exciting international event under the theme “The melting pot of cultures.”
Promising to be the focus of international, as well as local, attention, “The Carnival International de Victoria” in the Seychelles will feature a procession of colorful floats representing the various participants’ national carnivals, as well as a raft of other dedicated activities all of which will fall under the carnival’s theme.
Speaking to the Press, Alain St.Ange, the chief executive officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said that Seychelles was hoping that countries of the world would respond to this invitation to meet in Victoria in the Seychelles in what is the World’s Smallest Capital for a carnival set to showcase cultures of the whole world in an atmosphere of togetherness as one world in a melting pot of cultures. Mr. St.Ange said that countries and world or regional organizations are being invited to join in and show the need of a united approach of working together.
“Seychelles is part of the Creole World, and we are seeking countries with that background to be in Seychelles for these three days in March, but Seychelles is also part of the African Union and is hoping to see African countries decend on Seychelles to showcase Africa. Seychelles is also part of the Commonwealth and the Francophonie, and the countries forming part of this big family of nations are being invited to be part of the annual carnival, the melting pot of cultures. Organizations, such as the UN, Retosa, Comesa, and the COI Islands are all groupings where Seychelles is an integral part, and these organizations are also being invited to be part of this unique forum in Seychelles in March 2011,” Mr. St.Ange said.
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. The three days will see the city of Victoria burst into a melting pot with cultures of the world joining together.
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board said that “the world needs a meeting venue, and what better place than the dream tourism islands of the Seychelles?”