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The most celebrated Reunion calendar event

One of the most celebrated events on the Reunion calendar, The Liberté Métisse festival commemorates the abolition of slavery, effortlessly demonstrating the island’s diversity through interactive storytelling, artistic showcases, educational seminars and music performances aimed at celebrating cultures from continents including Africa, Europe and Asia.

The Liberté Métisse Festival is hosted in December annually on Reunion Island and welcomed its 8th edition in 2017 which celebrated Mozambique with an underlining theme which celebrated the importance of freedom, diversity and coexistence. The Festival is one of the largest of many cultural events and has seen a growing influx of visitors since its inception in 2010. Visitors vary from people across the island to international cultural enthusiasts looking to celebrate the diversity that characterises Reunion Island.

Reunion Island is known as the land of many faces due to the diverse, colourful and rich cultural influences of its people. Reunion Island sits waiting within the turquoise currents of the Indian Ocean and promises unique experiences to all those who venture to its shores.

The three days of the Festival Liberté Métisse, or the festival of cultural heritage, is a unifying event that celebrates Reunion Island as a land of freedom and a place where a combination of cultures live together harmoniously.  A celebration of an island that surprises all who visit, with its natural beauty, diversity of landscapes and attractions, and where the local people proudly embrace their uniqueness, diverse customs, and island way of life.

With Reunion Island as the backdrop for the Festival, visitors will be left wanting to return again and again. With close to half of the island classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and covering a total area of more than 2500km², Reunion Island is the ultimate destination for discovery, diverse scenery, a vibrant culture and thrilling activities. 

Reunion Island also has some of the most diverse ecosystems located within one destination. The terrain encountered on the island varies from fast volcanic plains which allow hikers to see the sunset across the horizon and distant mountain to the Piton de la Fournaise, a basaltic volcano that has remained active and reachable throughout the centuries. From the open plains, travellers can look forward to encounter lush forested regions that house villages occupied by the Reunionese.  It certainly is a jewel waiting to be discovered!


Celebrated Reunion calendar event details:

What visitors to the Festival can expect on the Agenda.

For further information on the Festival visit here 



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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!


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