One of the many pleasures of Mauritius is the seemingly-endless supply of public holidays. I’m joking! Well, not really – having a day off from time to time is fun, of course, but what makes these days…
Festivités à l’île Maurice
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We gained our independence in 1968. It wasn’t without problems: there were the communal riots in January the same year, leading to a state of emergency. No-one was sure what to expect post-independence: would Mauritius be left to fend for itself?