Whereas the festive season could look very totally different in 2020, Saint Lucia is retaining its Christmas traditions alive with a particular celebration of its distinctive and wealthy customs.
The 12 Days of Christmas in Saint Lucia options on social media exhibiting practices that span centuries and are nonetheless broadly loved equivalent to Bamboo Bursting, Creole carol-singing and a recipe for Black Rum Cake.
The fiery artwork of bamboo bursting kicks off the season.
Cannons are made out of huge bamboo canes; gas is poured right into a gap and lit.
Because the flames are blown, loud cannon booms will be heard all through the island.
One of the memorable and thrilling Christmas traditions you will notice, which leaves youngsters wide-eyed in pleasure, are the masquerade dancers.
Carrying cone-shaped hats and robes made from brightly- colored strips of crêpe paper, they carry out on the streets to the music of the shak-shak, drum and flute.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has collaborated with the People Analysis Centre and the Cultural Growth Basis to curate a definite 12 Days of Christmas on-line calendar to showcase the favored festivities as many occasions will not be potential this 12 months resulting from Covid-19 restrictions.
The content material follows Saint Lucia’s nationwide day (December 13th) when the island celebrates its Patron Saint, Lucy, making it the one nation on the earth named after a lady.
Be part of the enjoyable on daily basis from December 14th- 25th through @TravelSaintLucia on Fb and Instagram.
Saint Lucia minister of tourism, Dominic Fedee, mentioned: “It is a time of 12 months that brings hearts and houses collectively.
“Whereas Covid-19 could change the way in which we have a good time this Christmas, we wish to be certain that the spirit of the season continues to be alive with the assorted traditions that guests and Saint Lucians each right here and overseas, will be part of.”