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Seychelles' La Digue Island feast of August 15 sees its biggest crowd ever at the open air mass

Seychelles' La Digue Island feast of August 15 sees its biggest crowd ever at the open air mass ( The annual Roman Catholic feast of the Assumption on August 15, which is also known as the La Digue feast, saw its traditional mass again this year celebrated by Bishop Denis Wiehe and the parish priest Fr. Francis. A visiting priest from Jerusalem was also on hand to assist in the celebration of the mass.

The alfresco mass at the grotto en route to the picturesque Grand Anse beach attracted a very large crowd of worshippers including many tourists who were enjoying a holiday on the island of La Digue, the island that remains one of the prime tourism destinations of the Seychelles.

Worshippers by the thousands traveled from Mahe and Praslin to join the Diguois with their celebration of the Assumption on August 15.

The mass was followed by a colorful procession to St.Mary's Church of La Digue.

This Roman Catholic mass and procession remains the focal point of the August 15 La Digue Island annual celebrations. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was himself born and bred on La Digue, traveled to the island to be with the Diguois for their annual celebrations of August 15.

The celebrations are jointly organized by the island's local administration with the support of the Seychelles Tourism Board. The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has been working with the Tourism Board for the last three years to raise the visibility of the August 15 La Digue Feast.


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