After a very successful Seychelles Carnival a year ago, the island nation's capital city of Victoria is set to play host to the second annual event in 2012.

LONDON, ENGLAND, December 17, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Seychelles Carnival celebrations will run from March 2-4. A float procession will be featured on the carnival’s second day. Countries expected to bring floats include Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe. There will be an expected 65 floats in the procession.

The festival will open on the afternoon of March 2 with live musical performances and a wide variety of international food to be presented. On the second day, the carnival procession will take place on the streets of Victoria. A year ago, large crowds of Seychellois and international visitors marvelled at the beautiful floats, and the 2012 edition is expected to be even more spectacular. The third day will be one of family fun with a number of vendors offering food and local and international musicians performing. An opportunity to engage float participants will also be available on this day.

The carnival is a celebration of the worldwide melting pot of cultures. This nation is a very appropriate place for this celebration, as the country was first settled by a variety of ethnicities. In fact, the country today has three official languages, French, English and Seychellois Creole. Just like the country was originally a very international community with newcomers bringing their own customs into this small nation, this festival is for the international communities of the world to come together and celebrate. This year bookings to the destination rose by 40% thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William & Kate, who spent their honeymoon there.

Foreign visitors will have easy access to the Seychelles. No visa is required for visitors from any country. All that is necessary to enter the country for the Seychelles Carnival and receive a one-month visitor’s permit is a valid passport, a return ticket, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. Many airlines and hotels will offer special deals for the carnival, and programs will be offered to those spending time in the Seychelles this weekend so that visitors may plan their weekends accordingly.

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