Saint Lucia Independence Day
Saint Lucia will celebrate its 39th Independence Anniversary. A number of activities will be held islandwide. The island gained its Independence
from Great Britain on February 22nd, 1979.
Airports: Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), 37 miles drive from the capital, Castries; George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU), 3 miles from Castries.
Gateways/Flying Times: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly directly to Saint Lucia from Gatwick; Thomas Cook flies from Manchester. London: 8 hours. Manchester: 8 hours.
Average temperature High/Low. Summer 95/75 degrees F. Winter 85/65 degrees F. Humidity ranges from 66-94%. Average rainfall 3 to 5.7mm. Approximate sunrise 0535. Approximate sunset 1829.
Restaurants available - Local, Fast Food. Gourmet, International. Dress code-casual is accepted almost everywhere except for the odd restaurant where a jacket and tie may be required.
English is the official language but most locals speak a French Creole commonly called patois.
Entertainment available includes – Nightclubs. Cabarets, Dances. Most hotels offer Dining, Live Music or Steelband and Folk music. Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party. Anse La Raye Seafood Friday evening. Dennery Fish Fry Saturday.
The Pitons. Sulphur Springs. Pigeon Island National Park. Marigot Bay. Cocoa Plantation Tours. Derek Walcott Square, Ruins and Barracks at Morne Fortune. Mamiku Gardens. Diamond Waterfall and Botanical Gardens. Fregate Island. Maria Island Nature Reserve. La Sikwe Sugar Mill and Plantation, Tropical Gardens. Nature Heritage Tours.