Mauritius celebrates Abolition of Slavery Day, or simply “Abolition Day” on 1 February. This looks back to the time in 1835 when slavery was abolished in Mauritius.
Monday 01 February 2021
Slavery came to Mauritius in the mid-1600’s with colonisation by the Netherlands. About 100 slaves from Madagascar were brought to Mauritius by the Dutch in the earliest days of colonisation, and many more followed. They were harshly treated, and whenever they rebelled, the punishment was extremely severe.
However, in the early 1700’s, the Netherlands gave up on its colony in Mauritius and abandoned it to the French. The new French rulers soon brought yet more slaves. In 1810, the British seized control of Mauritius, and already by that time, seven out of every 10 people in Mauritius were slaves.
Finally, on 1 February, 1835, slavery was abolished in Mauritius. The government paid the plantation owners to compensate them for their loss, but the decree to end slavery was not optional.
Today, Mauritius looks back to the end of slavery and all of the social and economic changes it brought with it. It was, in many respects, the beginning of “modern Mauritius.
Abolition of Slavery :: Art and Culture
Come and enjoy our NIGHT MARKET when it is nice and cool. A music Jam session with DJ Chris and musicians Kurt and the popular Mr. T to rock you.
Friday 05 February 2021
Plenty of stalls with Arts & Crafts, Hand Bags, Jewelry and lots more.
Face Painting for the kids and lots of food and drinks.
The new café ”Rogue Kitchen will also be open
Bring your family and friends and enjoy this event
Aqua Blue Night Market :: Other Events
Spring Break Mauritius 2021 at SALT of Palmar
If your new year resolution was to have the time of your life this year, then SPRING BREAK MAURITIUS 2021 is the place to be. Even if it was not, you don’t want to miss this year’s most happening party at the SALT OF PALMAR on 11 and 12 February 2021 (Public Holiday – Chinese Spring festival).
Event Junction in collaboration with SALT of Palmar welcomes you as from 17h00 on 11 February for a festival like no other. Join us for the pool party, chill out with your close ones while enjoying the breathtaking view of the ocean from the rooftop bar and dance the night away to the mix of the island’s hottest DJs: Enthuzya, rAin, Vanessa, LP and Matias who will unleash the craziest beats of EDM, deep house and commercial tunes till the early hours of the morning.
The evening will be marked by party games, sketch and tattoo artists, the traditional Spring Festival lion dance and mesmerizing fireworks.
Food and drinks will be available from the different stations and bars.
On 12 February, as from 09h30 till 13h30, renowned DJ, Tony Montana will pursue the musical adventure.
Thursday 11 February 2021 - Friday 12 February 2021
Spring Break Mauritius 2021 at SALT of Palmar :: Other Events
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the grandest festival in China, with a 7-day long holiday. As the most colorful annual event, the traditional CNY celebration lasts longer, up to two weeks, and the climax arrives around the Lunar New Year's Eve.
China during this period is dominated by iconic red lanterns, loud fireworks, massive banquets and parades, and the festival even triggers exuberant celebrations across the globe.
Friday 12 February 2021
Chinese Spring Festival :: Art and Culture
Located in the north of the island, La Demeure Saint Antoine is a magical place which is embedded with Mauritian tradition, authentic country charm and the elegance of a colonial empire.
The atmosphere of this place and the décor is such that you will be able to enjoy a romantic meal in perfect harmony. You can relish your meal on the cooling veranda while contemplating the trees of the garden. We invite you to open the gates of the property and put a halt to the time machine, as it’s the ideal place for dinner, lunch, family reunion, party with friends, business affairs, a wedding, or a theme party.
La Demeure was built in 1830 by Edmond de Chazal and form part of this magnificent Mauritian heritage at risk of extinction. At the Saint Antoine Residence, you can enjoy an authentic and refined cuisine with a hint of emotion, history and etiquette.
Saturday 13 February 2021
Valentine's Dinner Goodlands :: Other Events
United Chinese Associations presents Chinatown welcomes its Dragons and Lions
Friday 26 February 2021 06:00pm - 09:00pm
Biggest Dragons and Lionsgathering in Africa
6 p.m. - Royal Street, La paix street, Josepg Riviere street, Leoville Homme street
7 p.m. - Gathering Chinatown main gate
Spring Lantern Festival :: Art and Culture