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Holidays & Observances in Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago made up of over a hundred islands in the Indian Ocean. It has been owned by both the French and the British who brought slaves from Africa and indentured servants from India and China. Modern Seychelles reflects influences from all of these sources in its culture and its mixed-race people. Christianity is practiced by most of the people and its holidays account for the most important celebrations. There are few public holidays celebrated in the country. People are more enthusiastic for the religious celebrations and cultural festivals.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic