Réunion

 

Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, is a French overseas department. The official anthem, like all other French overseas deparments, is the French anthem “La Marseillaise”. However, there is a local song which is thought of by many Réunionese as their unofficial local anthem, “P’tit fleur fanée”. The song is a waltz, written in the local French creole dialect by two local musicians, shortly after teaming up together. It is now taught in schools in Réunion, and most islanders are very familiar with the song.