Saint Lucia Creole Day Celebrations
Held once every year, the Saint Lucia Creole Day is one of the most anticipated celebrations; Designed to showcase the island’s rich history and cultural identity. Creole Day also referred to as ‘Jounen Kweyol’ is held on the closest Sunday to the 28th of October every year for the past 33 years. To prepare, the Saint Lucia Folk Research Center selects four host communities and/or towns, to compliment the island-wide celebration by adding their own flare.
It is almost impossible not to hear Bamboo bursting from the beginning of the month of October until the Saint Lucia Creole Day. One can expect to hear creole songs, storytelling, dancing and lots of local food and rums, the traditional way of life in St. Lucia. The highlight of this day is sampling tasty creole dishes such as fishcakes, roasted breadfruit and our national dish – green bananas and salt-fish.Throughout the month there are various performances such as storytelling, dances, plays and cultural music all performed in the island’s native Creole language known as “French Creole” or “Patois”. The national “Walaba Competition”, an indigenous variation of the game of cricket is usually held in a chosen rural community and is a day for family and fun.