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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 23rd August of 1940, the Governor announced that portions of crown lands would be granted to be cultivated free by labourers. Food crops to be cultivated had to be approved by the Director of Agriculture whereas crops of cinnamon, coconut trees and other permanent crops were not to be harvested by the allottee.
On the 31st of May of 1964, the high tension distribution network of the Seychelles Electricity supply changed over 3,300 volts to 6000 volts.
On the 12th September of 1943, the Ste Elisabeth convent was blessed by Mgr. Olivier Maradan (1899-1975).
On the 22nd of April of 1787, Commandant Malavois reported that a battery was necessary on Mahe for the defense of the harbor. He proposed to construct a battery of eighteen pounders and 2 mortars on the western side of the island.
On the 24th October of 1961, a symposium to mark the 16th anniversary of the United Nations was held at the Seychelles College under the distinguished patronage of the officer administering the Government (the Governor, John Thorp having drowned in August) Ian Woodroffe. The subjects by the three speakers were sixteen years of U.N.O-A Retrospect, Our Fight against disease. We and the U.N.O.
On the 12th August of 1975, the local schooner Ero capsized between Mahe and Praslin. Aboard were 16 passengers and six crew. The boat left Praslin at 7 a.m on her regular run to Mahe at 1p.m, it was found lying on its side halfway between Mahe and Praslin, about five miles north of Mamelles Island, with all passengers clinging to the boat or empty drums. They were rescued by Lady Esme and Jeanette.
On the 26th January of 1962, the Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1916-2011) arrived in Seychelles on R.M.S. Karanja, to assume the post of Governor of the colony of Seychelles. It was during his tenure, in 1966, that the Death Sentence was abolished in the Seychelles. He died on the 22nd April of 2011.
On the 24th August of 1994, the Seychelles Nation carried a front page article entitled Problenm drog lo Praslin i pli grav ki ekspekte. According to the report, a police Task Force which had been deployed on Praslin during the second week of August had uprooted 1,721 cannabis plants and discovered 36 plantations where cannabis plants were being cultivated. In all, 14 drug cases were recorded during the ten days that the Task Force spent on Praslin.