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Saint Lucia Festivals and Events


Market Feast
August 2000
Music and an abundance of specially prepared local food are all part of this annual celebration by vendors at the Castries market.


Annou Tjuit Sent Lisi
September, 2000
Chefs from the island's resorts and restaurants participate in this annual culinary competition. The winners go on to represent Saint Lucia at a larger Caribbean contest.

Jounnen Kweyol Etenasyonnal

Jounnen Kweyol Etenasyonnal
October 2000
Creole-speaking nations celebrate their patois language and other traditions on International Creole Day. Festivities abound throughout the island.

International Food Fair

International Food Fair
National Cultural Center Grounds, 8th November, 2000
Organised by the St. Lucia Tourist Board with proceeds going to local charities, the International Food Fair will feature a variety of foods from different countries. Foods ranging from authentic japanese cuisine to St. Lucia's creole cooking will be displayed and on sale. The event is enhanced with entertainment and displays of national wear.
Food will be featured from Africa, Bangladesh, Barbados, France, Guyana, Grenada, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Russia, St. Lucia, Syria, Trinidad & Tobago, and Ukraine.
Tickets can be purchased at the Pointe Seraphine Jazz shop and the St Lucia Tourist Board Office on Jeremie Street.
The group October 4 will perform at the fair and the Japanese community will feature a judo exhibition.


Christmas Folk Fiesta
December 2000
Traditional Saint Lucian Christmas characters make appearances at Pigeon Island National Park for this event organized by the Saint Lucia National Trust. Santa Claus also distributes gifts to children.


Atlantic Rally For Cruisers
December 2000
Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia is the end-point of the Atlantic Rally For Cruisers, an annual, global yacht race across the Atlantic. More than 100 yachts sail to the island from the Canary Islands' Gran Canaria for a week of events and parties. Launched in 1986, the ARC has become a regular event on the international sailing calendar.


I.T.F. Satellite Caribbean
December 2000
Club Saint Lucia's Racquet Club is the site of another tennis tournament, this one bringing international players to the island to compete for prize money.


National Day
13th December, 2000
Beach games, swimming competitions and canoe races are all part of the National Day festivities, celebrated each December 13. Among the more unusual activities are blindfolded boxing and catching a greasy pig.



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