The atmosphere was festive this Sunday, September 29, in Grand-Gaube. The village celebrated St Michel with a regatta and cultural activities organized by the village council and the local community. The St. Michael’s Day is held every year and attracts many Catholics from all over the island. The festivities commemorate the king of archangels, angels’ servants and envoys of God, including Saint-Michel, Saint-Gabriel and Saint-Raphaël.
The Regatta of traditional canoes of Grand Gaube takes place every year on the day of Saint Michael. A major event that attracts nearly 5000 Mauritian and summer spectators who come to support and admire a colorful race, which Mythic Suites & Villas officially sponsored.
Only traditional sailing canoes can participate in this fabulous Regatta. Competitors from all over Mauritius find themselves defending the colors of their village. It goes without saying that the teams from the North are strongly defending their ranking.
The crew is composed of 4 or 5 sailors who, for several months, prepare the canoe and train regularly. On the day of the race, all the family and friends will be present at the start and at the finish with a beautiful festive atmosphere.
Mass was celebrated this Sunday morning in the presence of many parishioners but also many people from across the country who came to pray. St. Michael is known to be the leader of the heavenly militia, and it is he who destroys evil.
After the mass, let’s go to the inevitable regattas, on the public beach, the participants gathered in several teams will try to do their best to win this regatta, undoubtedly a magnificent show is presented in this northern part of the island.
Namely that this feast of St Michael also includes a cultural component, artists will be on stage in the late afternoon while several shops and menus typically Mauritian are available to revive the taste buds of those who have made the trip to Grand Gaube.