Maha Shivaratri in Mauritius: The Great Night of Shiva

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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10 May: Mother’s Day celebrated by YUVA in Mauritius

Today is Mothers Day. For years, YUVA has celebrated this day with thousands of mothers around the island!

Mothers, we hope that you feel honoured for all the years of caring for your children and grandchildren. We’re thinking of you with lots of love today! Hope you can feel it.

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8 May: World Red Cross Day in Mauritius

World Red Cross day is observed on May 8 on the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

World Red Cross day is observed on May 8 to celebrate the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

On this day, people pay tributes to the Red Cross volunteers for their contribution in helping those in need.

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