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The Cavadee festival is one of the most important festivals in Mauritius and is celebrated by Indians who originally belong to Tamil Nadu. Celebrated towards the end of January or February, this occasion is one of the most elaborately celebrated festivals in Mauritius. Some devote get their cheeks, tongues and chests pierced with needles before going to the temple carrying their offerings tied to their backs.
The devotees walk bare feet and carry the Cavadee (an arch made of wood, plastic or metal) on their backs, which represents the holy Cavadee Mountain. The Cavadee is adorned with flowers and is covered with a pot of milk. The Cavadee Festival also includes fire-walking and sword-climbing, which is a popular attraction of the festival.Next time you visit the place, lets make sure you dont miss out on such amazing events.