There are so many festivals celebrated in Mauritius mostly based on the religions in the island country.
For instance, the Hindu pilgrimage in Mauritius is one of the largest outside India. About 500,000 people visit in February for a pilgrimage to Grand Bassin on foot. It is a lake by which the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva (Mangal Mahadev) stands.
Also, there’s the festival of lights, Diwali that is celebrated in autumn. Sweet Potato lovers can also visit during the feast on gâteau patate – sweet potato and coconut cakes made and offered as gifts between families and neighbours, a great time to mingle with the locals.
Other festivals include Ugadi, Chinese New Year, Thaipusam and Ganesh Chathurthi, all these offer insights to the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of society in Mauritius.