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2017 Festival International Kreol

A major Mauritian event

Minister Gayan enjoying sega music
Minister Gayan enjoying sega music
Every year, the International Creole Day is celebrated around the World on 28th October. In 2006, the Mauritius Government decided to organise the Festival International Kreol ( FIK) to mark the International Creole Day. Since then the event has been organised on a yearly basis under different themes to showcase the authenticity of the creole culture through local music, arts, language and cuisine.

Gradually, the festival has emerged as a major Mauritian event which is highly appreciated by Mauritians from all backgrounds and the tourists. It spreads over a period of one week involving a range of activities and culminates with the Gran Konser that attracts around 150,000 persons.

Different themes were adopted over the past 12 years:
2006  -  Selebre nou kiltir
2007  -  kreolite, Le Reveil
2008  -  Liberte-Egalite-Fierte
2009  -  Viv to Kreolite
2010  -  Selebre Nu Kreolite Ensam
2011  -  Kiltir Kreol, Nou Fierte
2012    Kreolite nou lidantite
2013  -  Nu pei – Nu kiltir – nu kreolite
2014  -  Kreolite dan la modernite
2015  -  10ème Edision FIK
2016  -  Kreolite ciman nou la nasion
2017  -  Kreolite-Linite

Under the ministry of the honorable minister Anil Gayan, the 2017 edition will be held from 17 to 26 November, 2017.

An emphasis on creativity and innovation will highlight the evolution of the rich diversity and culture culminating into an authentic Mauritian identity over the last 50 years since the independence.
‘Kreolite-Linite’ has been chosen because creole language is the mother tongue of all Mauritians and is a means of communication that unite the population.

A tree Planting will mark the Mauritian Cultural diversity in unity and different activities will take place as:





Sware Poezie

17 Nov

L’Aventure Du Sucre

Sega Longtan with participation of local sega pioneers

18 Nov

Petite Rivière Football Ground

Bal Rann Zarico to revive the traditional creole ball

18 Nov

IBL Parking Caudan

Regat et Festival Kiliner

19 Nov

Mahebourg Waterfront

Espas Artistik

An artistic exhibition will be held to ‘mettre en valeur’ the theme kreolite-linite’

22-24 Nov

Central Market Port Louis

Fashion show by Fashion and Design Institute around the theme kreolite-linite to illustrate the unity of the Mauritian population.

24 Nov

Central Market Port Louis

Konferans with
Loustau-Lalanne, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Didier Robert, President of Regional Council of Reunion as key speakers

25 Nov

Le Meridien Hotel

Sware Konser

·      This year’s konser will be held in 4 different regions simultaneously to provide opportunities for Mauritians in those areas to attend and for more local artists to showcase their talents.


·      Artists from Reunion Islands, Seychelles, Rodrigues and Chagos Islands will participate in the concert.

25 Nov

·      Mon Choisy Public Beach

·      Flacq Centre

·      Bambous Stadium

·      Esplanande of City Council of Port Louis

Sware Tipik

26 Nov

Le Morne Village Public Beach

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