Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia’s identity is a fusion of French, English, West African, and local Caribbean cultures, informed by colonial forces and driven by centuries-old customs and traditions. Wild festivals like the Rose (August 30) and the Marguerite (October 17) mark local calendars, while Creole Day is celebrated across the island on the final Sunday in October. Bright costumes, traditional feasts, and raucous parades and concerts bring out the reveler in everyone. The traditional folk music scene survives in Castries and several other towns, though Caribbean music from other island nations is widely popular. Traditional art is held in high regard. Soccer is the most popular sport.