The committee responsible for the organization of the annual Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta has taken a decision to postpone the event which was to be held on September 2-4, 2016. The decision was taken after the announcement of the National Assembly Elections, which will take place from September 8-10, 2016.
“We feel that our activity will lose its momentum being right in the middle of the campaign period,” said a representative of the Organizing Committee.
The committee had already been meeting on Praslin, and a sub-committee responsible for the Culinary side of the event had also been working with hoteliers and restaurateurs on Praslin. “It has now been confirmed by Benjamine Rose, the PS for Culture, that a new date will be communicated soon, as discussions are already underway with the Tourism Board to try to merge it and this year’s Tourism Day Celebrations together, especially as the Tourism Board wanted to put the island of Praslin in the forefront of Tourism Day 2016,” said Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Tourism Board.