In 1981, Saint Lucia celebrated Creole Day for the first time. Since then this celebration of it French Creole Heritage has extended into a month of music, dance, cuisine, art and other cultural expression. The event is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Saint Lucia’s cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage. With musical, theatrical and other performances, seminars and lectures, a variety of culinary experiences, street parties, art exhibitions, the Festival culminates on the weekend of October 28 with the celebration of International Creole Day (Jounen Kweyol) in various communities throughout the island. On that last Sunday of the month, one will enjoy foods and sweets native to the island or prepared the Saint Lucian way.