On the 12th March 1968, Mauritius gained its independence with the first Prime Minister being Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. 24 years later, Mauritius became a Republic on 12th March 1992 with all the political powers vested in the Prime Minister. To celebrate this day, the 12th March is proclaimed a National Holiday.
Mauritius has a unique blend of cultures and races living together in unity and harmony – as per our National Anthem: “as one people, as one nation, in peace, justice and liberty”. The Mauritian population consists of people of Indian origins, Muslim origins, African origins, Chinese origins and European origins.
These multicultural features of our island have resulted in a rich architectural, cultural and culinary heritage among others. This is worth a visit to our island for an enriching discovery.
On this 12th March 2017, we celebrate not only the 49th Independence Anniversary and 25th Republic Anniversary of Mauritius but also our rich diversity of culture and our love for our beautiful Motherland. Glory to our quadricolour !!!!