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Published on : Monday, February 22, 2016
Curtains were drawn on the third Seychelles-China Day celebrations last Saturday with the final activity which was a Chinese bazaar right in the heart of Victoria.
The bazaar was held at the National Cultural Centre in Victoria and was officially opened by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange in the presence of the principal secretary for culture Benjamine Rose, charge d’affaires at the Chinese embassy Zhang Xiangyang, chairperson of the Seychelles Chinese Association Charlie Ng Ping Cheun and members of the local Chinese community.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister St.Ange said it is vital to look at our origins so as to better appreciate where we come from.
He added that it is a misconception to believe that Creole is only part of the people of Seychelles, it is every Seychellois in undivided unity that makes the Creole people that we are today.
“We have one Seychelles and we are but one people, therefore we must find ways to remain united”, Minister St.Ange added.
Mr Zhang thanked the local Chinese community for making this third event a successful one and for showing China He also thanked the Ministry of Tourism and Culture for the support extended towards the Seychelles-China Day Celebrations event.
Mr Ng presented a token of appreciation to Minister St.Ange and Mr Zhang.
A variety of Chinese food such as spring rolls, dumplings and noodles were on sale, giving members of the public a chance to try Chinese cuisine. Various items from China were also available in the stalls.
Tags: Seychelles tourism