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Victoria gets an early taste of Festival Kreol as the practice run of the popular parade & street dancing brings traffic to a halt in Seychelles

October 22, 2013 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

The popular Laserenad and Pipili (festival parade & street party) remains the main event of the annual Festival Kreol that is staged for the Creole Community of the World in Victoria, the Creole Capital of the World and Capital of the Seychelles.

WP_000204The 2013 Festival Kreol will be taking place from the 25 to the 31 October and will this year delegations from the Creole speaking islands of La Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Martinique and Haiti will flying to Seychelles to celebrate together the Creole culture in all its diversity.

The Festival Kreol in Seychelles is the only such event that annually brings together the Creole Community of the World to celebrate the the World Creole Day.

On Sunday the final preparations for the popular Laserenad and Pipili (festival parade and street party) was staged with a practice run by some 200 representatives of the different groups who will be participating in the 2013 Festival Kreol. The practice run followed the exact route for next Saturday’s festival procession and street dancing event in the centre of Victoria.

“The annual Festival Kreol is a day that should bring pride to everyone who feels he or she is a Creole. This is our festival, the festival for the people from the World of Creoles. The Laserenad and Pipili is the only event when the centre of Victoria is handed over to everyone who says he wants to be counted as a Creole and on this day the centre of Victoria, the Creole Capital of the World will see everyone who feels he is a Creole take over the main roads of Victoria to dance, to walk and to enjoy together the Creole Culture” Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said after the practice run of Laserenad and Pipili in Victoria.

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