15 November 19 November 2023

Dipavali 2024

Saint-André
Dipavali 2024. Dipavali, also known as diwali or deepavali, commemorates Rama's return to Ayodhya and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It is also the occasion of a big party in Saint-André, in the east of Reunion. This event takes place according to the Hindu lunar calendar in which…
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03 May 12 May 2024

The Bras-Panon 2024 agricultural fair

Bras-Panon
The Bras-Panon agricultural fair is organized every year in May in 2024 and will take place from May 3 to 12, 2024. It brings together a good number of farmers, agricultural producers, more than 1 animals, as well as artisans. The party wouldn’t be complete without all the entertainment for the little ones…
14 June 16 June 2024

Guava Festival 2024

The Palmist Plain
The 2024 guava festival, celebrated each year at Plaine Des Palmistes on Reunion Island, is a real event for lovers of this emblematic red fruit from the east of the island. The program for the Guava Festival 2024 GUAVA DESSERTS COMPETITION Notice to amateur pastry chefs: as part of…
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26 July 28 July 2024

The favorite party 2024 in Salazie

Salazia
The 2024 darling party in Salazie. In Reunion, there are many festivals highlighting local products. In Salazie, it is in the magnificent little village of Hell-Bourg that the darling is celebrated every year. Come to Hell-Bourg from July 26 to 28 for the 19th edition of the Chouchou Festival, organized by the City…
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Colorful Celebrations in Eastern Reunion: An Overview of Major Local Events

Eastern Reunion Island is a region rich in traditions, culture and festivities, offering locals and visitors a multitude of colorful events throughout the year. In this article, we will explore four of the major emblematic events in Eastern Reunion: the Chouchou Festival, Guava Festival,at the Bras-Panon Agricultural Fair and Deepavali. These celebrations offer a fascinating insight into local life, highlighting regional produce, traditional cuisine, music, dance and religious rituals.

  1. Chouchou Festival
    Every year, the town of Salazie celebrates the Fête du Chouchou, in honor of this emblematic vegetable of the island of Reunion. The scrunchie, also known as christophine, is widely grown in the region for its tender flesh and delicate taste. During the festival, locals and visitors can taste a variety of chou dishes, watch cooking demonstrations, participate in competitions and games, and enjoy musical and cultural entertainment.
  2. Guava Festival
    The Guava Festival is an annual celebration that takes place at Plaine des Palmistes, in the east of Reunion. Guava trees, small sweet and juicy fruits, are abundantly grown in the region and are in the spotlight during this festive event. Visitors can taste products derived from guava trees, such as jams, sorbets and juices, as well as participate in activities such as tasting competitions, cultural performances and tours of guava plantations.
  3. Bras-Panon Agricultural Fair
    The Bras-Panon Agricultural Fair is one of the most important events in Eastern Reunion, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Held in May, this fair highlights local agriculture, featuring a wide range of fresh produce, plants, flowers, animals and crafts. Visitors can buy fresh produce directly from farmers, watch cooking demonstrations, participate in agricultural competitions and enjoy entertainment for the whole family.
  4. Deepavali
    Dipavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Hindu celebration that takes place across the island of Reunion, including in the East at Saint-André, in October or November. During this festival, homes, temples and public spaces are decorated with oil lamps and fairy lights, creating a magical and festive atmosphere. Families come together for prayers, religious ceremonies, gift exchanges and traditional feasts, celebrating the victory of light over darkness and future prosperity.

Conclusion

The major events in Eastern Reunion offer locals and visitors a unique opportunity to discover the cultural, culinary and agricultural wealth of the region. From the Chouchou Festival to the Bras-Panon Agricultural Fair, including the Guava Festival and Dipavali, these emblematic celebrations reflect the diverse heritage and living traditions of the east of the island. Whether you are passionate about gastronomy, culture or agriculture, these events offer an immersive and unforgettable experience of local life in Reunion.

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