Since the last couple of years the mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles moved its tourism promotion to include culture and in so doing its people. "We know that we have the best is a sun, sea and sand holiday but we still felt that these natural attributes we have been blessed with do not stand, and cannot stand alone anymore. This is whey when we launched the Seychelles Brand of Tourism we brought in the promotion of our culture and in so doing our people. Miss Seychelles is part of this cultural drive, she is one of us and we say that we are proud of her then it is our responsibility to show her off to the world" Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said in London.
The Indian Ocean has an annual carnival that is staged annually in Seychelles and next year the set dates are the 25 to the 27 April. This carnival is listed as an event for the Vanilla islands (the Indian Ocean Organisation regrouping the islands of the Seychelles, La Reunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte and Maldives) and it remains the only carnival where all the best and most famous carnivals parade together and are followed by cultural trues from the Community of Nations.
The International Press have been covering this carnival because of the explosion of colour it it provides, but also because of the diversity of culture displayed at this unique carnival. The press has coined this carnival as the 'carnival of carnivals'.
Notting Hill Carnival of London, the Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany, the Brazil Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago carnival are only some of the world's top carnivals who descend on Seychelles annually for this carnival of carnivals and they are followed by cultural troupes from some twenty countries.
"This carnival remains a great opportunity for countries to fly their flag as the showcase their culture and their people for the world to see" said Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles.