Lunar New Year 2024

Mauritius Chinese New Year 2024: Festive Events, Celebrations, and Parades for a Vibrant Celebration


It’s time to celebrate Chinese New Year in Mauritius with festive events! From fantastic deals on Chinese buffets to interesting Lion and Dragon dance parades  

CNY is just around the corner and the city gets decked up in beautiful Lunar New Year decorations. Wear your favorite cheongsam and dive into the spirit of the Chinese New Year at these fun events all across the island.

Best Chinese New Year 2024 events in Mauritius:

Chinese Embassy and Chinese Cultural Center 

In 2024, the Chinese Embassy, along with the China Cultural Center and various partners, presents a series of ‘Happy Chinese Year’ events to joyfully welcome the Year of the Dragon, promising prosperity and joy in the upcoming year.

1. Spring Festival Reception 2024

On January 31, 2024, at the Port Louis Cruise Terminal, the Chinese Embassy will host a grand cultural event, the Spring Festival Reception, inviting every sector of the Mauritian community to partake in the celebration of Chinese New Year. This year’s reception, centered around the theme of the ‘Chinese Dragon,’ will mark the beginning of the ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ activities for 2024.

Mauritius Chinese New Year 2024
Photo Credit: Chinese Embassy Mauritius and Chinese Cultural Center

2. “Happy Chinese New Year” Float Parade in Port Louis

On February 3, 2024, from 15:00 to 19:00 hrs, join us at Chinatown, Port Louis for the annual ‘Happy New Year’ Float Parade, a tradition since 2018. Featuring lion and dragon dance troupes, a dragon effigy float, the police band, and more, the parade will journey from the Municipality of Port Louis, passing iconic landmarks along Royal Road before concluding at the Chinatown arch. This much-anticipated event has become a highlight for both locals and tourists in Mauritius.

Mauritius Chinese New Year 2024
Photo Credit: Chinese Embassy Mauritius and Chine Cultural Center

3. “The Auspicious Dragon is coming”– 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs Exhibitions

From February 5 to March 7, 2024, visit the China Cultural Center for an enchanting exhibition showcasing the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs with a contemporary twist. Through innovative designs, the exhibition blends Chinese astrology, the rich dragon culture, and elements of traditional celebrations like the Spring Festival. The goal is to offer a captivating portrayal of how the Chinese celebrate festivals to friends from overseas.

4. Spring Festival Banquet

On February 7, 2024, at Hua Lien, don’t miss ‘The Spring Festival Banquet,’ a significant annual event bringing together the Sino-Mauritian community to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Collaborating with local Chinese associations, the China Cultural Center in Mauritius will present a splendid performance to enhance the festive atmosphere for all the guests.

5. “Happy Chinese New Year” Plaza Celebrations

On February 9, 2024, from 11:30 to 12:25, join in front of the Municipality of Port Louis for a cultural extravaganza welcoming the Year of the Wood Dragon. The Zheijiang Performing Arts Troupe and local Mauritian artists will collaborate to present a captivating cultural show.

Mauritian Chinese New Year 2024
Photo Credit: Chinese Embassy Mauritius

6. Spring Festival Gala Show 2024

Experience an unforgettable cultural show on the first day of the Chinese New Year at J&J Auditorium, Phoenix, on February 10, 2024, from 16:00 to 17:30. A delegation of 32 artists from Zhejiang will present a mesmerizing showcase featuring graceful dances, enchanting folk music, breathtaking acrobatics, mesmerizing magic tricks, spectacular martial arts performances, and more.

7. “Happy Chinese New Year” Celebratory Activities

On February 17, 2024, from 17:30 to 20:30 in Quatre Bornes, and on February 24, 2024, from 18:00 to 22:00 in Rose Hill, join the festivities organized by the Municipalities in collaboration with the China Cultural Centre in Mauritius and the United Chinese Associations. The Quatre Bornes event features a float parade, lion and dragon dances, and other cultural performances. In Rose Hill, celebrate the Spring Festival with both a cultural show and a delightful food festival on the same day.

Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Celebration 

CNY will be incomplete without a visit to the cultural Chinatown in Port Louis. This historical landmark is getting well-decorated with lights and pretty lanterns and is definitely worth the visit. Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of China and enjoy all the interesting activities the colorful town has to offer. 

Mauritius Chinese New Year 2024
Photo Credit: Chinatown Port Louis via Facebook

Harmony & Prosperity: Spring Festival through Artistic Eyes

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Chinese art and join in celebrating the Spring Festival with Confucius Institute at University of Mauritius! Time: 14:00 on 7th February at Tribeca Mall. Exhibition Period: From 7th to 9th Feb 2024. 

Mauritius Chinese New Year 2024
Photo Credit: Confucius Institute at University of Mauritius

Chinese New Year Celebrations at the malls

Experience the festive spirit of Spring, then you must drop in at Le Caudan Waterfront, So’flo Mall, & Tribeca Mall. 

Dragon Market at Phoenix Mall- 3rd Feb and 4th Feb (9:30 am to 10 pm) & (9:30 am to 3 pm)

Experience a sensory journey at the Dragon Market, where vibrant colors, enticing flavors, and Chinese traditions come together for a dazzling celebration of the Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Le Caudan Waterfront from 2nd Feb to 11th Feb starting at 11 am

Immerse yourself in the delight of Chinese New Year at Caudan Waterfront! Join in for a 10-day extravaganza filled with festive celebrations, surprises, treats, and a myriad of fun activities.

Spring Festival 2024 at Ruisseau Creole on 17th Feb at 4 pm

Embark on a night of dragon splendor as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon on February 17, 2024, from 4 pm to 10 pm. The festivities include captivating Lion and Dragon dances, a God of Wealth parade, a mesmerizing drum show, enchanting Chinese dance performances, a unique lion dance show on tables, artistic calligraphy, and a delightful food festival with entertainment. Join us for an evening filled with cultural richness and festive joy


Chinese Spring Festival 2024 at Cascavelle Mall on 9th Feb from (6 pm – 9 pm)

There will be interesting activities like Lion andDragon parades, Traditional Chinese dance and drumshows, Martial Arts, Chinese Night Market, LED Lion Show, and Chinese Calligrapgy Demo.


Chinese New Year Celebration at So’flo Mall on 3rd Feb (2 pm – 3 pm) and 17th Feb (2 pm – 3 pm)

Experience Chinese New Year celebrations with unique and exceptional entertainments. 

Mauritius Chinese New Year
Photo Credit: So'flo Mall


On the auspicious first few days of the Lunar New Year, visit the Pagodas to pray for good luck, safety, prosperity, happiness, and well-being for your loved ones. Visiting a pagoda in the spring has become a valued custom for Chinese people from all around the world. 

1. Kwan Tee Pagoda- Port Louis

The Kwan Tee or Guan Di Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Port Louis, Mauritius situated in a peaceful location overlooking the sea. It’s a very beautiful location with greenery everywhere and you will see people praying there. It’s a must-visit place during the spring festival and if you are lucky you might get to see the Dragon and Lion dance at the pagoda. 


2. Thien-Thane Pagode- Port Louis

If you are taking a stroll in Chinatown Port Louis, then do not forget to drop by this beautiful pagoda situated just 2 km away from Chinatown. Situated on the foothill of a mountain Thien-Thane Pagode is one of the most beautiful pagodas in Mauritius surrounded by beautiful nature and a peaceful ambiance. A perfect spot to meditate and enter the new year with positivity and mindfulness. 


3. Fook Soo Am Pagoda- Port Louis

Quite popular among the local Mauritian Chinese community, this pagoda should definitely be on your bucket list if you want to experience the non-touristy and local Chinese culture.  A peaceful location with many local Chinese people praying there.  

Pagode Thien Thane,Port Louis. Photo Credit: Chs Jules

Chinese New Year Family Reunion Lunch/Dinner 

We have got the best Chinese New Year 2024 Buffet/A la carte dinner options in Mauritius for you and your family to feast on. Enjoy a tour of amazing Chinese restaurants and Buffet/A la carte deals this new year. From the most favorite Xiao Long Bao to Roasted Ducks to different types of fried noodles, you have plenty of options to choose from. 


Eighty-Eight Chinese Restaurants- Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius (Center)

Enjoy a special Festive Open Dinner Buffet for the Chinese New Year. From Crispy Calamari, Spicy Beancurd, Fried Rice dishes, and many more. The only rule- eat as much as you can! Available from Thursday 1st Feb- Sunday 4th Feb at only Rs888. For Reservation: Call at 468 8288 or email bagatelle@ei8hty-ei8ht.com


Opium Restaurant State House Avenue, Réduit 80833 (Center)

They are offering a special Chinese New Year menu from 9th – 10th February for your friends and family. They will offer a premium selection of delicacies like Seafood spring rolls, slow cooked claypots, salt-baked chicken and etc..



Chinese New Year Celebration at Ocean’s Creek

Join in for an unforgettable Chinese New Year Celebration at Ocean’s Creek on Saturday, 10th February 2024! 

Stay Package (9-11 February 2024): Book your stay (2-night compulsory) for a day filled with joy, tradition, and a lavish ‘Chinese New Year’ Dinner Buffet with unlimited drinks.

Event Highlights (10th February 2024):

  • Morning Meditation
  • Martial Arts Demonstration
  • Traditional Chinese Lion Dance
  • Sunset Tai Chi Session
  • Dinner Buffet & Unlimited Drinks
  • Live/DJ Entertainment
  • Poker Tournament/Mahjong

Accommodation Price: Starting from Rs. 14,000/- per room per night (double occupancy).

Contact for Bookings & Enquiries:

  • Phone: (+230) 651 5800
  • Email: reservations@oceanscreekmauritius.com


Spring Festival Buffets at Le Jadis Beach Resort & Wellness Mauritius

Step into the New Year surrounded by abundance and good health, to embark on a traditional Chinese culinary journey infused with lively entertainment, live music, and opulent accommodations. The Spring Festival Buffets are crafted to bring together families and friends for an unforgettable celebration on Fri Feb 09 2024 at 05:00 pm to Sat Feb 10 2024 at 12:00 pm.

Chinese New Year’s Eve – 09 Feb
Indulge in a sumptuous feast accompanied by live entertainment, setting the stage for a warm and joyous family reunion.
– Price: MUR 2,900/person | 1,450/child (3-11 yrs)

Chinese New Year – 10 Feb
Experience the vibrancy of the Spring Festival with a lavish buffet dinner featuring live entertainment, thrilling firecrackers, and an enchanting Lion Dance performance.
– Price: MUR 3,500/person | 1,750/child (3-11 yrs)

Mauritius Chinese New Year 2024
Photo Credit: allevents.in
Photo credit: allevents.in

Barachoix Chinese New Year 2024

Unleash the spirit of the dragon and immerse yourself in a symphony of joy and celebrations at the Barachoix Chinese New Year Extravaganza at Big Willy’s on the 9th of February!

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
  • Time: 20:00 – 05:00
  • Venue: Big Willy’s


Event Highlights:

  • TWO dynamic dance floors (Underground and Commercial)
  • Performances by local talents and international sensation Mira Sun from Russia
  • Diverse sounds from 9 top local DJs
  • Mesmerizing Lion Dance and dazzling firecracker displays
  • Dedicated photo and video setups to capture every moment

Get your tickets on Otayo!

Photo Credit: Otayo

The Dragon’s Shindig

Presented by 4ACES, welcome to The Dragon’s Shindig – A Harmonious Overture to the Prophecies of 2024. Immerse yourself in this enchanting narrative where the mystical aura of the Dragon envelops us all. Join the cosmic celebration at Cocotiers Hotel, where the magic of 2024 unfolds on the dance floor.

🗓 Date: February 10, 2024 📍 Location: Cocotiers Hotel 🎟️ Early Bird: Rs 750 (till 28 Jan) 🎫 Regular: Rs 1,000 🪪 At Door: Rs 1,250 ⏰ Time: 3 PM to Midnight

Photo Credit: allevents.in
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