Seychelles starts countdown to ‘Carnvial International de Victoria 2013’


The third edition of the Carnival International de Victoria will commence the formal countdown this evening in Bel Ombre / Mahe in the presence of the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St. Ange and the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Elsia Grandcourt.

Invited guests from the tourism fraternity, government officials, sponsors and the winners of this year’s costume contest will be joined by musicians and dancers, creating a befitting background to the launch ceremony.

The 2013 Festival, now also part of the regional Vanilla Island cooperation’s calendar of key events across the Indian Ocean islands, will be co-hosted by the Seychelles with La Reunion, partnering once again like last year, but also Madagascar and notably Zimbabwe. The arguably most important festival now on the Seychelles has since its launch edition in 2011 become the focus of global interest and a cornerstone part of the Seychelles marketing juggernaut, which seems to grow in strength and magnitude year after year.

The Carnaval de Carnivals as it is also known, draws in participants from the biggest global carnival nations and will next year feature participants from Brazil, the Notting Hill Carnival in the UK, from Germany and a range of other countries. Participants will operate floats and display Carnival Art at its best, when the parade begins to move through the centre of the Seychelles capital of Victoria on Sunday the 10th of February next year when the three festival days will reach the climax. Time to book, not to be missed as Seychelles, Another World awaits your visit.

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