This article covers ethnicity in Mauritius, and the history behind the multitude of ethnic groups that exist, the mixing and sharing of culture, living together and a reflection on identity.
Mauritius has a history of events that have led to what it is today. The people of Mauritius, which includes people of different ethnic origins, coexist and contribute to the country’s development. Moreover, this facet of multi-ethnicity gives Mauritius its image of a “rainbow country”.
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Maha Shivaratri, which translates to the “Great Night of Lord Shiva”, is Mauritius’ most popular Hindu festival. YUVA volunteers serve hundreds of thousands of pilgrims of Maha Shivaratri in Mauritius every year.
According to the Hindu calendar, Maha Shivaratri is observed yearly; on the thirteenth night and fourteenth day of the eleventh Hindu month of Phalguna or Maagh (February – March). Devotees of Lord Shiva converge by thousands with great enthusiasm and reverence to Ganga Talao – the Sacred Lake.
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