Seychelles Carnival to take place in March 2011
The celebrated Notting Hill Carnival is an annual celebration which has taken place since 1964 on the streets of Notting Hill and Chelsea over the August bank holiday, led by members of the British African-Caribbean community who have lived in the area since the 1950’s.
Attracting up to as many as 2 million people in the past, the carnival has achieved the status of 2nd largest street festival in the world. This iconic festival is now set to bring its colour and style to the Seychelles, further complementing a swelling number of participants in Seychelles’ new carnival which will already feature participants from La Reunion, China, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, France and Zimbabwe to name but a few.
The 3-day 2011 Seychelles ‘Carnaval International de Victoria’ promises to bring Victoria to life with the official opening followed by a grand, open-air restaurant featuring food – and music – from across the world as local hotels, in coordination with various participating countries, set up al fresco restaurants showcasing their particular culture’s culinary skills.
The spectacular event will then move into Carnival Day featuring a Carnival Procession of participants’ floats on a circular itinerary through the streets of the capital and against a backdrop of music, dance and colourful costumes. This will be followed by a Family Fun Day and all-day musical show featuring a wide choice of Seychellois and international music, entertainment and food.