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Sunday, 29 June 2014
Located in the Indian Ocean, whose capital, Victoria, lies some 1,500 kilometers (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar, the republic of Seychelles has its own Masonic community and this year they celebrated 25 years of Freemasonry, as reported by the Masonic Press Agency in one of its reports send to all its foreign collaborators.
The first masonic Lodges was founded 25 years ago and this year's ceremony was conducted by Jayantilal Keshavji Chande, District Grand Master of the District Grand Lodge of East Africa (covering the jurisdictions of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Seychelles). This District Grand Lodge gathers around 3000 Freemasons spread in 49 Masonic Lodges. In the country there are 3 Lodges composed of 90 Brethren Freemasons: Seychelles Lodge, Mt Simpson Lodge and Installed Masters Lodge. The event was attended by Freemasons from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.