News: Mauritius celebrates 50th anniversary of independence from UK

Mauritius celebrates its Independence Day every year on March 12th and this year carries extra significance as its marks the golden jubilee of the event.

The tourism hotspot enjoys a public holiday to celebrate the anniversary of independence from Britain.

At this time of year, the colourful flag is displayed all over the island – in shops, homes, schools, and government buildings – while local communities gather for smaller festivities across the country.

It is a great time for international tourists to visit.

There is a chance to discover the beautiful beaches, over 100 family activities, 11 championship golf courses and world-class spa facilities.

Guests can choose from wide choice of accommodation based on the local hotel classification system.

Many hotels and resorts also mark the day by laying on special Mauritian-themed menus and events for their guests