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PORLWI by light

View of Port-Louis by night from a roof top Photo Credit: www.porlwi.com

View of Port-Louis by night from a roof top
Photo Credit:
www.porlwi.com

A grand première for Mauritius as it is the first of its kind festival; it was the talk of the island for the whole weekend (and even months before) and with this post I am going to share with you as much as possible from that grand 1st edition of PORLWI by light.

Oh yeah, first I need to explain to you that ‘PORLWI’ is simply ‘Port-Louis’ in Mauritian Creole, our island dialect. Port-Louis is the capital of the island.

This idea for ‘PORLWI by light’ came from two young Mauritians wishing to make this old historic city alive again. Their aim was to gather all Mauritians and tourists alike on the streets of Port-Louis and discover the diversity of our culture under the form of light, art, music and food intertwined together.

Unfortunately, I was not able to stroll the capital’s streets with family and friends (not being on the island right now) but after seeing all the pictures and videos it felt like the Port-Louis I know was transformed as a magical place to be in and simply enjoy.

The preparation of this unique festival was also supported by the Ministry of Tourism, praising that amazing initiative.

Here is the announcement and invitation of PORLWI by light 2015

PORLWI by light was staged over 3 days (4-6 December).

8 Main Creations – 30 Street Performances – 100 Street Food – 15 Street Art – 40 Street Light – 120 Street Music

I let the pictures speak by themselves. PORLWI by light is sure to be part of the Mauritian culture and all of us are looking forward to the second edition next year. So, if ever you’re planning to visit Mauritius next year, PORWLI by light can add another ray of sun to your visit.

Light boats at Caudan Waterfront Photo Credit: AVS Production

Light boats at Caudan Waterfront
Photo Credit:
AVS Production

 

Boats in the air Photo credit: AVS Production

Boats in the air
Photo credit:
AVS Production

 

Musicians on the streets of Port-Louis Photo Credit: Stephanie Domingue Photography

Musicians on the streets of Port-Louis
Photo Credit:
Stephanie Domingue Photography

 

Video credit: lexpress.mu

The festival from above and inside with Mauritians sharing their delight, joy and happiness of this unique event on our little island.

If you’re interested in knowing more about this unique festival, here is the official website of PORLWI by light.

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Continent: Africa
Capital: Port Louis
Population: 1,294,100
Area: 2,040 km2
Currency: Rupee
Languages: English

Time in Port Louis
1:07 am

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Distance from you
15,240km