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Cultural heritage connects people to their history and creates bonds between the diverse communities, providing the basis for national integration, unity and prosperity.

The Seychelles Heritage Foundation welcomes you to its website. This website is the ideal platform to showcase and promote different aspects of Seychelles cultural heritage and to encourage Seychellois across the world to embrace and celebrate their culture. The site also offers information and news about the functions, mandate, programmes and activities of Seychelles Heritage Foundation.

We look forward to public participation and engagement through our website in the hope of developing greater interest towards the promotion and protection of our cultural heritage assets.

Benjamine Rose (Ms.)
Chief Executive Officer

Did you know?
On the 25th July of 1975, Monseigneur Felix Paul was consecrated as the first Seychellois Bishop of Seychelles. The ceremony took place in the stadium at Victoria, led by Monseigneur Jean Margeot of Port Louis and six other bishops. Mgr Felix Paul died on 21st November of 2001 and he is entombed in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
On the 8th of January 1934, Mgr. Justinien Gumy (1809-1940) resigned as the catholic bishop of Port Victoria. He arrived in Seychelles as a priest in 1903 and stayed until 1913 during which time he taught religious studies at the St. Louis College and also formed a small orchestra. He returned in 1920 and on the 10th March of 1921, the day of his Episcopal ordination he was named Bishop of Victoria.
On the 27th May of 1876, 449 Anglicans in Praslin signed a petition asking for a resident clergyman. In August of that same, the Bishop of Mauritius, Peter Royston send Revd Charles Augustus Blackburn to become the first resident clergyman at Praslin and the first of a number of Mauritian clergy to be sent to Seychelles.
On the 4th December of 1991, an extraordinary congress of the Peoples Progressive Front (SPPF) unanimously adopted a proposal of its Secretary General, President France Albert Rene (1935- ) to transform Seychelles from a single party popular democracy to a pluralistic democratic system.
On the 7th March of 1974, an exhibition of works produced by patients of Les Cannelles mental hospital was opened by the wife of the governor, Mrs. Alan. The exhibition which consisted of straw hats, fish traps, model pirogues and baskets was at the camion Hall Art Gallery (The ground floor of the actual SENPA building).
On the 12th July of 1947, Percy Selwyn Selwyne Clarke (1893-1976) arrived at Mahe to assume the administration of the Colony. A medical doctor by profession, Governor Selwyne Clarke supported and promoted socialist ideals that were conducive to the welfare of the inhabitants.
On the 30th July of 1948, during Parliamentary Debate in the House of Commons, Mr. H.Wallace asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the minimum wages rates for men and women employed on land in Seychelles have been increased since 1938, to which Mr. Creech Jones replied that the rate for men had been increased from an average of Rs.8 per month to a minimum of Rs.16 per month, for that of women an average of 3_ rupees per month to a minimum of Rs.8 per month. The price of coconut at that time was Rs.12 per thousand.
On the 12th April of 1887, a portion of land of the extent of 80 acres known by the name of the Mare jupe forming part of the island of Ste. Anne was sold by Louis Arthur Duchenne to Guillius Houarea for the sum of six thousand rupees.