Discover 5 Unique Easter Traditions in the Caribbean

Easter in St Lucia

Go eat some Easter bun! Go to church! Fly a kite!Easter is a perfect time to vacation in the Caribbean.  The March break crowds have gone, the beautiful dry season has begun, and the weather is simply gorgeous. The Easter weekend is celebrated with great fanfare, good food and good fun. Visitors can expect to marvel in the unconventional traditions of the islands. Many of the Easter customs stem from the region’s deep seated Christian beliefs and make for an interesting discovery.

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St. Lucia Independence – 40 years and growing strong.

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St. Lucia is an Island nation with a unique story of both turmoil and perseverance. This year, the Island Marks its 40th anniversary of independence on February 22nd. Celebrating the transition from where it was to where it is presently.

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Creole Heritage Saint Lucia

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Creole Heritage Month in Saint Lucia

Bon Jou, Bon Fete Kweyol, Sa Ka Fete! Are just a few of the friendly greetings that you receive in Saint Lucia during creole heritage month, which is celebrated in October every year. The main aim of the Creole Heritage month this year is the discovery of the skill and abilities of St. Lucians which keeps with the theme for this year; ‘Decouve Sent Lisi’, ‘Decouve Ko’w’.

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A Saint Lucian Foodie Guide

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Are you a Foodie Traveler?

For most travelers, food is the most important aspect when visiting a foreign country; especially the Caribbean. Known for its variety of different  flavors, every Caribbean island is unique in it’s very own way. Let’s talk Saint Lucia!

Saint Lucians and their culture on a whole, has had a big influence on the rich local cuisine that the island has to offer. From days gone-by, some of the local dishes are still enjoyed in the more rural communities; particularly the eastern and western parts of the island. Such dishes like Bouillon, Bakes (Fried Bread) and even Accra (Cod Fish fritters) continue to be part of the lifestyle of almost every Saint Lucian. Indulging in the Saint Lucian Culinary Experience an absolute must when travelling to the Island.

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Saint Lucian Carnival Season

Saint Lucian Carnival

Saint Lucian Carnival Season Open!

As weeks go by, Saint Lucia continues to enjoy the Carnival Season, one of the most anticipated festivals for the year. Each community embraces their cultures differently as Masquerade bands, Music Trucks and Spectacular Costumes are put on display. This is the time Saint Lucia usually becomes ‘Fully-Alive’.

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Piton Awards 2016

Piton Awards 2016 At the newly launched Piton Awards, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board rewarded its top selling agents from Canada and across the United States who have contributed to Saint Lucia’s growing visitor arrivals for the past year. These agents have undertaken a four-step education and…

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Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival Celebrates 25 years

Every year, during the month of May, the world’s best Jazz Musicians travel to Saint Lucia for the most anticipated Music Event of the Caribbean. Cited as one of the world’s best – the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival – attracts thousands with a lineup of stellar artistes who fuse famed musical…

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Christmas Traditions in St. Lucia

As Christmas nears, red flaming poinsettias plants bloom in profusion all over our picturesque island, Christmas lights sparkle, soft melodious sounds of Christmas carols, parang (Christmas music from Trinidad), steel band music and the never ending Christmas parties are everywhere.  As this…

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Cooking in St. Lucia with a New Culinary Experience

Barefoot Holidays launches “Flavors of St. Lucia” culinary tour. When I’m on a Caribbean cruise, I’m always looking for something new and fun to do on the islands.  If a port tour has anything to do with food or local drinks, you can usually count me in. The problem…

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Vive La Rose! A Uniquely St. Lucian Festival

One of the very interesting traditional custom that still exist in the Caribbean today is the “La Rose” festival – one of two flower cultural festivals celebrated primarily in rural communities.  Although these groups are ostensibly singing societies dedicated to praising either flower, the…

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