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Embark on a journey of joy and abundance as Mauritius radiates with the vibrant festivities of Sankranti. Celebrated on the auspicious occasion, typically falling in mid-January, Sankranti marks the transition of the sun into the northern hemisphere, heralding longer days and the onset of spring. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the rich history, colorful celebrations, and tight-knit community bonds that make Sankranti a cherished and captivating experience in Mauritius.

History : 

Sankranti holds deep roots in Hindu tradition, symbolizing the harvest season and the commencement of Uttarayan, the auspicious period when the sun begins its northward journey. In Mauritius, this joyous occasion is observed with great enthusiasm and fervor, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the blessings of nature and the spirit of renewal.

As the sun rises on Sankranti day, the island awakens to the melodious sounds of folk music and the aromatic scent of traditional delicacies being prepared. Families gather in their homes and community spaces to participate in rituals and ceremonies that honor the earth and invoke blessings for a bountiful harvest.

Celebration :

Central to Sankranti celebrations in Mauritius is the ritual of flying kites, a symbolic gesture that represents the soaring aspirations and limitless potential of the human spirit. Colorful kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captivates both young and old alike.

Another highlight of Sankranti festivities is the indulgence in mouthwatering sweets and savories, lovingly prepared to mark the occasion. Traditional treats such as tilgul (sesame and jaggery sweets), chikki (brittle), and puran poli (sweet stuffed flatbread) adorn dining tables, symbolizing the sweetness of life and the abundance of nature.


Sankranti is not just a religious festival; it is a celebration of community and togetherness in Mauritius. Families come together to share meals, exchange gifts, and engage in spirited competitions of kite flying. It is a time when neighborhoods come alive with the sounds of laughter and camaraderie, as people gather to revel in the joyous festivities.

Temples across the island play a central role in Sankranti celebrations, hosting special prayers and rituals dedicated to the sun god, Surya, and other deities associated with agriculture and prosperity. Devotees offer prayers and seek blessings for a fruitful year ahead, expressing gratitude for the abundance bestowed upon them. As the day draws to a close, the spirit of celebration continues into the night, with communal gatherings and cultural performances that showcase the rich tapestry of Mauritius’ cultural heritage. Traditional dances, music, and storytelling add to the festive atmosphere, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Sankranti in Mauritius is a celebration of abundance, renewal, and community spirit that transcends cultural boundaries and brings people together in a spirit of joy and camaraderie. Whether you’re a devout follower or a curious visitor, experiencing Sankranti in Mauritius is an unforgettable journey into the heart of Hindu culture and tradition. Join us as we celebrate the blessings of nature, the spirit of togetherness, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.