Diwali in Mauritius

Diwali in Mauritius

Diwali is a festival that is celebrated in October or November with great enthusiasm in Mauritius, considering that the country has a great Indian population, where it is even said that the celebration in the country is as good as that in India. 

The celebration is referred to as the Festival of Lights, marking the victory of Rama over Ravana and commemorating Krishna’s destruction of Narakasuran, a demon. During this event, you will see earthen oil lamps placed in front of every home, which turns the island country into a fairyland filled with flickering lights. 

As Mauritius accounts about 63% of Indian majority, where 80% of which follow Hinduism, celebrations of almost all the Hindu festivals are a common phenomenon, so the Diwali festival has become an age-old tradition. The lighting of candles and lamps all over the island is also to celebrate the return of Rama, the hero of the Ramayana, from his 14 years of exile. 

Besides celebrating the victory of light over darkness and good over evil, these flickering lights also symbolize the start of summer. Also, the main day of the festival is observed as a particularly auspicious time for merchants to make up their balances and accounts for the previous year to get rid of the burdens for the nest year. (See All : Mauritius holiday packages)


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