Mauritius’s long history of slavery, indenture, suffering, colonisation and eventually its independence are some of the many factors which shaped the Mauritian Culture known today.
So now you want to know what makes the Mauritian Culture so beautiful and unique?
Here are 10 things that shape the Mauritian Culture:
1. The Mauritian Culture is Expressive
2. Blends of Gastronomy
Visiting a local market and discovering the many different ingredients and spices demonstrates this perfectly.
3. The Emblematic SEGA
The intensity of the Sega and its culture are felt by the beat of the Ravanne, Maravanne and the Triyang. Famous Ségatiers (Sega singers) are Serge Lebrasse, Ti Frere, Michel Legris, Cassiya, etc.
Note that the Mauritian Sega is a registered art form by UNESCO on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list! Other popular music genres include Reggae and Seggae (a combination of Reggae and Seggae), made famous by Kaya.
4. Life in Harmony is an Important Part of the Mauritian Culture
5. Temples & Sacred Spaces
The oldest Tamil temples are a must see! The intricate architectures and vibrant colours add to its ambience.
The island of Mauritius is full of mosques, temples, churches and pagodas that demand to be adored for their architecture and divinity.
6. The Mauritian Culture is Shaped by its Unique Literature
Some popular literature writers include Malcolm de Chazal, Ananda Devi, Raymond Chasle, Jean Marie Le Clézio, to name a few. The major themes found in Mauritian literature vary around exoticism, multiracialism and miscegenation, racial and social conflicts
7. Equestrian Frenzied
Horse racing has been deeply embedded in the Mauritian culture since 1812, with the opening of the Champ de Mars Racecourse in Port Louis, making it the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere.
The racing season (end of March to beginning of December) is highly awaited by enthusiasts every year.
The most popular race of the season is the Maiden Cup which happens on a Sunday in early September.
8. A Taste of LOCAL
The island is considered to be incredibly fertile due to its volcanic origin. Sugarcane, Mauritius’s historical main crop, allowed the discovery of Rum, a widely appreciated spirit. You can discover its production and taste different kinds of Rum at L’Aventure du Sucre Museum Factory.
Moreover, no one leaves Mauritius without a taste of our famous beer ‘Phoenix’, meant to be sipped chilled.
9. Proudly Hospitable
10. Treasured Weekends
A life in Mauritius, just like its culture, is bright, colourful and exciting yet offers a life of harmony and peace. Mauritius not only offers a beautiful culture and way of life, it is also an island of opportunity and growth!
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