The culture of Seychelles

 is just as mixed as its population. Indeed, it is a mixture of African, European (mostly french), British and Asian traditions. This is why the culture is particularly rich. The main European influence is French: in creole language, food and religion. The French introduced Roman Catholism. Local music and dance mirror African traditions, both play an important role in Seychellois society.

Ethnic groups

  • 93% of Seychellois are Creole and the rest :
  • European
  • Asian


  • 76% Roman Catholicism
  • 6% Anglican
  • 3% Hinduism
  • 2% Islam
  • 13% others

Official languages

  • English
  • French
  • Creole

Popular sports

  • Volleyball
  • Football (soccer)

“The most valuable thing Seychelles has to offer is its culture.”

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles

in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles

in Belgium

Office hours : 09h30 - 12h00 Switzerland time (GMT +2) Monday - Friday

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