Today was St. Lucia’s 45th Independence Day and I have the honor to be in the island celebrating the event. “Saint Lucia Independence Day is celebrated annually on February 22 to commemorate the day when Saint Lucia gained its complete independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. First inhabited by the Arawaks and Caribs, Saint Lucia was colonized by the French and British in the 17th century. Previously called Iyanola by the Arawaks and later Hewanorra by the Caribs, Saint Lucia was also known as Helen of the West Indies due to being frequently switched between French and British control. It was then officially ceded to the British by the French in 1814.” Fun fact: According to St. Lucia Tourism Authority St. Lucia is the only sovereign nation to be named for a woman, the island personifies adventure and inspiration.

Posted by Anita Couto at 2024-02-23 01:59:45 UTC