International Creole Day

Category: Diversity
International Creole Day around the world in 2023

About International Creole Day

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Dates of International Creole Day
2024 Various Oct 28, Oct 30
DominicaMon, Oct 28Observances Holiday
InternationalMon, Oct 28Observances Holiday
Saint LuciaWed, Oct 30Observances Holiday
2023 Various Oct 28, Oct 30
DominicaSat, Oct 28Observances Holiday
InternationalSat, Oct 28Observances Holiday
Saint LuciaMon, Oct 30Observances Holiday
2022 Various Oct 28, Oct 30
DominicaFri, Oct 28Observances Holiday
InternationalFri, Oct 28Observances Holiday
Saint LuciaSun, Oct 30Observances Holiday
2021 Various Oct 28, Oct 29, Oct 31
DominicaFri, Oct 29Observances Holiday
InternationalThu, Oct 28Observances Holiday
Saint LuciaSun, Oct 31Observances Holiday
2020 Various Oct 25, Oct 28, Oct 30
DominicaFri, Oct 30Observances Holiday
InternationalWed, Oct 28Observances Holiday
Saint LuciaSun, Oct 25Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Creole Day
Where is International Creole Day observed in 2023?
DominicaOct 28
Saint LuciaOct 30

28th October is the International Creole day as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Every year since 1983, the day has been an opportunity to celebrate the Creole language and culture across countries and communities sharing Creole, that is, more than 10 million people around the world.

Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day) is celebrated in Dominica and Saint Lucia. In Dominica it is observed on the last Friday in October. In Saint Lucia, it is observed on the last Sunday of October.

In 1981, Saint Lucia celebrated Creole Day for the first time. Since then this celebration of French Creole Heritage has extended into a month of music, dance, cuisine, art and other cultural expressions.

The event is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage. With musical, theatrical and other performances, seminars and lectures, a variety of culinary experiences, street parties, art exhibitions, the Festival culminates on the weekend of October 28th with the celebration of International Creole Day (Jounen Kweyol) in various communities throughout the island.

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