National Day - Festival of Lights and Renewal

  • Recurring daily

The National Day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (birthday, accession, removal etc.). Often the day is not called "National Day" but serves and can be considered as one. The National Day will often be a national holiday. Formerly Discovery Day, Saint Lucians have always observed and celebrated National Day for a number of years by going to church services, attending parades and rallies, organizing sports meeting, staging cultural presentations and recently, the focus has been on the spectacle of these cultural presentations in various communities using the visual imagery of light, in its many manifestation as with light sculptures, lantern contests, and other assimilations.

National Day - Festival of Lights and Renewal
  • Recurring daily