TOMORROW (Friday 29th June), fishers from across the globe will observe the feast of Saint Peter and Paul known locally and throughout the region as Fishermen’s feast.
The theme for this year’s observance is “Fishers Adapting to Climate Change through Cooperatives”.
In observance of this year feast, fishers from across Saint Lucia engage in a series of activities leading up to the day.
In Castries, activities began on Friday June 22nd with a fishing competition which commenced from the Castries fisheries complex to Grande Seck on the north East coast. On Sunday 24th June, the fishers participated in a canoe race, following which a domino competition was launched.
In an effort to engage the public in observance of this year’s fishermen’s feast, representatives of the various cooperatives will take to the airwaves to share information surrounding this year’s theme.
Tomorrow, fishers from the various cooperatives will participate in the usual church service, including a procession to the fishing sites, followed by the official ceremony and grand celebration.
The activities culminate on Sunday 8th July in the village of Choiseul with a fisher-folk cricket competition starting at 10a.m.
Saint Lucians from every walk of life are encouraged to join in this year’s celebration and in wishing our fishers ‘Bon Fet Peche’.