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Saint Lucia

Holidays & Observances in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is and island country in the Caribbean. It was most recently owned by the British, who contributed their language, but it is more culturally influenced by its former owners, the French. French culture can be seen around the island combined with African and West Indian culture. The most common religion is Roman Catholicism, and its holidays are widely celebrated. Carnival is the most important. It is celebrated in July in St. Lucia in the hopes that it will attract more tourists and not compete with other islands’ celebrations. Holidays in St. Lucia are celebrated with colorful and enthusiastic traditions.

 

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Remembrance Sunday Popular & Widely Observed