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Big Celebration Of Saint Anne’s Day In Chamarel

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It’s the last Sunday of the month of July and the Saint Anne’s Day in Chamarel was on this time. Saint Anne is Virgin Mary’s mother, herself Mother of Jesus. The Saint Anne Church of Chamarel dates back from 1876. To note that the old Chapel of Saint Anne, located opposite the local church, were awarded the status of national heritage site. A mass is celebrated in the courtyard of the church of Sainte-Anne, in the village of Chamarel. A parish feast begins in the vicinity of the church and spreads throughout the village. People come with their families, often on board a bus full of people every year.

Today buses and cars converged towards the small church of the village, causing an effervescence in the rustic village. It was quite a challenge to find a parking. A lack of police officers was felt in Chamarel this Sunday, July 31, at mid-day, where the feast of Saint Anne was celebrated. The traffic was very difficult for those using the road in the village because of the numerous vehicles and the crowd on foot, coming from the four corners of the country for this annual Kermesse.

Saint Anne's Day

Today buses and cars converged towards the small church of the village, causing an effervescence in the rustic village. It was quite a challenge to find a parking.

A memorable day for those who were there. Many people come here to taste typical Mauritian dishes, such as salmi of brown pig (wild boar), deer stew, hare, tangue (hedgehog), among others.

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