The international New Year is celebrated with great gusto in the Indian Ocean island country of Mauritius. Partying plus indulgence in food, drink and merriment make New Year celebrations particularly memorable here on Mauritius.
Tamil Indian communities in Mauritius use this holiday to show how devoted they are to Lord Subramaniam, a Hindu deity.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, marked by the first full moon after the sun enters Aquarius, is somewhat surprisingly celebrated on the remote Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.