Celebrating Constitution Day in Seychelles 

Written by on 14th June 2023

Celebrating Constitution Day in Seychelles 

 What is Constitution Day? 

Constitution Day is a public holiday in Seychelles celebrated on June 18th every year.

Established to commemorate the country’s transition from a one-party socialist state to a multi-party democracy constitution in 1993.  It’s a day for everyone to celebrate in Seychelles.

The Constitution of Seychelles is the governing document of Seychelles, outlining the fundamental rights and freedoms for the protection and well-being of the citizens and the structure and the responsibilities of the government.  


Why is Constitution Day important? 

Constitution Day is an important day for the people of Seychelles because it reminds us of their “rights and responsibilities” on the journey towards self-rule.

The day is celebrated to honour the country’s democratic values and to recognise the importance of the constitution in maintaining a stable and prosperous society.

Celebrating Constitution Day in Seychelles,  give everyone a chance to focus on the country’s progress towards democracy and to renew the commitment to uphold the principles of the constitution and what can be done to improve them.  


How is Constitution Day celebrated? 

As it is a public holiday, expect to find most businesses and government offices closed. Some local grocery stores will be open and it is always good idea to check with Bars and Restaurants if they are open too. 

There are a range of activities that take place across all islands, including parades, cultural performances, bazaars and speeches by government officials.

Seychellois usually enjoy celebrating with friends and family on the beach or at home, having a BBQ and playing music for the day.

The Main Event

Taking place in Peace Park, Victoria, the official ceremony is attended by government officials, military personnel, and is open to the public to attend.   

The ceremony, includes music, local traditions as well as the hoisting of the national flag.  Symbolising the country’s sovereignty and independence to mark the day.   

There are also events taking place in Praslin and La Digue.

Seychelles is a beautiful country with a rich culture and history.  You’ll discover many stalls and bazaars and hear local music and traditional dancers around the island on this day.

Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations, from the official ceremony in Victoria or hanging out with friends with BBQ on the beach.

Keep an eye on our events page to find out what’s going on this Constitution Day



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