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First Seychelles-China Day Celebrations complete firm circle of the islands` cultural and ethnic origins

First Seychelles-China Day Celebrations complete firm circle of the islands` cultural and ethnic origins (Forimmediaterelease.net) Berjaya Beau Vallon Resort, referred to as a hot spot for Chinese holiday makers, was transformed on January 31 into a riot of red colors to welcome the first edition of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations and Chinese New Year.

The official opening of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations was a night of pulsating rhythms of lion dancers, an artistic show by the Shanghai Jinshan Art group, and a wide array of Chinese food, and was arguably described as a thrilling success.

Officially opening the festival, Pierre Laporte, the Minister responsible for Finance, Trade and Investment, replacing Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, who is on an official mission overseas, said that this festival is set to become an annual event in Seychelles.

“We sincerely hope that this festival will grow and become a major annual festive event to showcase all aspects of Chinese culture, which will enable the people of Seychelles – especially those with Chinese ancestry - to learn and appreciate all that China has to offer in the field of cultural exchange programs. This will enable us to finally recognize our Chinese roots and ancestral connections,” Pierre Laporte, the Minister for Finance, Trade and Investment, said.

Minister Laporte went on to say that the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture has over the past several years, organized festivals that encourage the people of Seychelles to recognize and to re-connect with the country`s ethnic and cultural origins. He said that the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations completed the “firm circle of friends with the five nations who make up Seychelles` cultural and ethnic origins.”

“This being the semaine de la Francophonie, FetAfrik, Commonwealth Day, Seychelles-India Day Celebrations, and now the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations, which we are launching for the first time today, all of which finally complete the firm circle of friends, with the five nations who make up our cultural and ethnic origins and which culminates in what we are celebrated in our Festival Kreol every October.”

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Seychelles around 1886, and since then their descendants and other new immigrants are fully integrated.

The Seychelles-China Day Celebrations was conceptualized six months ago by Minister Alain St.Ange and Shi Zhongjun, the Ambassador to People`s Republic of China, to give due recognition to the Chinese community, the last branch of Seychelles origins not yet being celebrated. Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary of Culture, in her opening remarks said that the Culture Department now ensures that the full circle of Seychelles origins is recognized.

“The Culture Department ensures that we give due recognition to all our forefathers. We are a multicultural nation, and our descendants came mainly from France, Africa, England, India, and China. These celebrations enable us to celebrate what we are today through our annual October Festival Kreol,” Benjamine Rose, the Principal Secretary for Culture, said.

Ambassador Shi Zhogjun on his part gave his blessing to the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations. The opening night of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations was also marked by a lottery draw and prize giving of the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations photo competition.

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