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Seychelles Carnival float parade rehearsal set for Saturday, January 26

Seychelles Carnival float parade rehearsal set for Saturday, January 26 ( A meeting was held at the ICCS Conference Center in Victoria on January 18, 2013 by Terry Carolla of the carnival production team, and Jimmy Savy, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council, in preparation for the upcoming Carnaval International de Victoria. The meeting was to formalize the routes and the running of the floats and ensure that the local participants were duly updated.
It was confirmed that the carnival procession will start at 1500 hours, and the starting point will be at Roche Caiman taking similar routes as was done during the second edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria.

All local and international floats will take the routes down Bois de Rose avenue, Francis Rachel street, turning right onto Palm Street, and finally down 5th Avenue where the carnival parade will end. This year additional stopping points have been introduced for the floats to showcase their skills and talents in the parade. It was also agreed on the amount of minutes for each float to perform in front of the VIP Stand and in front of the carnival float competition judges.

This year there will be three earmarked stopping points for the carnival floats: the VIP area in front of the National Cultural Centre building, the judges’ box in front of the Supreme Court Building opposite the Clock Tower, and a third one by the Orion Mall building on Palm Street. Each float will be given a maximum of two minutes at each stopping point to showcase their performance.

“To ensure that the public is not confined in a specific area while watching the carnival float procession, a decision had been taken for the floats to stop at these three designated areas around the town center of Victoria,” said Terry Carolla.
Terry Carolla was speaking at a meeting organized for local float participants at the International Conference to explain the logistics of the carnival procession on February 9.

“As a result of these new changes introduced for the procession parade, a road simulation of the carnival procession will be held on January 26, 2013 for the participants to be better briefed on the smooth running of the procession.”

For this edition all float participants will gather together into the Freedom Square for a DJ fiesta. Participants using vehicles will disembark at Caravelle House and walk their way into Freedom Square. All vehicles will be parked at the IDC Car Park after the float.

A pre-judging for all carnival floats will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 1100 hours, five hours before the procession begins.

The streets designated for the carnival parade will be closed at midnight on February 8 after the official opening of the Carnaval International de Victoria.

PHOTOS: (Top, L-R) - Juliette Albert, Terry Carolla, Jimmy Savy&Lydia Charlie, (Bottom) - local float participants attending the meeting with organizer of the carnival float procession / Photos from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture


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