In Mauritius, it is not an easy question to answer; What is the emblem of Mauritius? This is probably due to the fact that Maurice’s story is complex and can not be reduced to a single conquest. First, Mauritius was conquered by the Portuguese, then by the Dutch, then the French and finally by the British … today, more than three languages are spoken in the country and many religions rub over an area of 2,040 km2. Emblems thus reflect the diversity of the country, its people and its history. The emblems are not a tourist catalog, they have a much deeper meaning.
The administration of Mauritius had decided to introduce its own stamps in the 19th century. Blue stamps were for mail from abroad while red stamps were to be used by the local post office on the island. After a year, the pattern on the stamp has changed, what has made only after a time, people wondered if the first was unique stamps after being in circulation for a year, and if consequently they had some more value. Because of this rumor, a higher value was attributed to the first set of stamps. Today, there is even a museum where you can see these stamps. Since the blue patch was intended for job abroad, he has even more value.
The church of Cap Malheureux also represents a unique emblem of the north of Mauritius. The small building is located directly on the coast with a bright red roof. The landscape ends of the stage: the turquoise water, the view on the islands of Coin de Mire, Flat Island, Gabriel Island, Round Island and Snake Island, the serenity that emanates from the place and the fishermen going about their activities … this church is only so much she can apply for the title of emblem.