Creole heritage celebrated
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
by Anicia Antoine, GIS
THE FESTIVITIES FEATURED A MIX OF CREOLE FOOD, MUSIC, GAMES AND FOLKLORE THAT DEPICT THE COUNTRY’S HERITAGE.

Saint Lucian residents and tourists alike were able to experience Saint Lucian culture and traditions in communities around the island, on Creole Day 2019.

The Jounen Kweyol celebration featured a mix of creole food, music, games and folklore that represents Saint Lucia’s unique blended heritage of Caribbean, African, and European cultures.

Minister with responsibility for Culture and Creative Industries, Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose, said

the events were well patronized, with a varied display of cultural activities and events. Sen. Belrose also commended the organizing bodies for their efforts in ensuring the success of Jounen Kweyol 2019.

She noted that while the main venues were Gros-Islet and Vieux-Fort, creole culture was being showcased in many other communities around the island.

“There is the need to ensure that traditions in other communities continue to stay strong,” she said. “So the intention has always been to ensure that each of the communities celebrate Jounen Kweyol in their own way.”

Creole Day 2019 was celebrated on October 27, 2019.