Towns and villages are lit up and beautifully decorated as St. Lucia’s National Day approaches. The day coincides with the feast day of St. Lucy of Syracuse and it is set aside to celebrate all things St. Lucian. The root of National Day lies in building pride for the country as most St. Lucians wear the national costume or dress in the colours of the flag. Nationals as well as Vacationers will enjoy partaking in the various activities that accompany the festivities, including sporting competitions, cultural activities and religious ceremonies.
Today, at nightfall, the annual Festival of Lights & Renewal come alive with colourful, inventive homemade lanterns as they go on parade at the Derek Walcott Square in Castries.