SAINT LUCIA BRINGS JOUNEN KWÉYÒL TO THE UK
The Saint Lucia Tourist Board marked the 30th anniversary of Jounen Kwéyòl by hosting an exclusive UK event at the High Commission. The event celebrated Creole culture and included a mix of Kwéyòl (Creole) food, music, games and folklore.
Throughout the day, there were various activities which included a Quadrille Dance Session, how to tie a madras head tie and language workshop. Spot prizes were also awarded throughout the day and prizes were awarded for the best male and female Kwéyòl outfits.
Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day) is celebrated in Saint Lucia on the last Sunday of October across the entire island, and has been held annually since 1984. Towns across the island set up for the event by preparing local dishes and recipes, many of which have been passed down from generation to generation, and incorporate authentic ingredients such as plantain and saltfish. To complement the food aromas, upbeat Kwéyòl music encompasses the island for tourists and locals alike to enjoy.
Atlyn Forde, Acting Director of Marketing commented: “The day was a huge celebration of our creole culture with traditional foods and entertainment provided. The atmosphere and mood represented everything joyful about the Kwéyòl culture and the event brought together a mix of children, adults and the elderly from the local community who came to support all the activities”.
For more information about the island of Saint Lucia visit www.stlucia.org.
Bringing a taste of St Lucian culture to the United