Creole all around in Dominica

Major celebrations are to take place in the form of the ‘World Creole Music’ festival in the month end from 27 to 29 October, from Friday to Sunday.

World Creole Festival Dominica (Credits: Discover Dominica)
World Creole Festival Dominica (Credits: Discover Dominica)

As the month of October starts, Dominicans embark on the journey of colorful and cheerful days leading towards the celebrations of independence day on 3rd November in the country.

In the coming month, Dominica will complete its 45 years of independence and the citizens have already started revealing their excitement and joyfulness for the celebrations of their heritage.

Major celebrations are to take place in the form of the ‘World Creole Music’ festival in the month end from 27 to 29 October, from Friday to Sunday. However, the beginning of the month was no less than a joyous and colorful environment, as the independence event list was introduced and the tickets for the music festival were available till October 5, 2023.

Native Female Dancing at World Creole Festival in Dominica (Credits- Discover Dominica)
Native Female Dancing at World Creole Festival in Dominica (Credits- Discover Dominica)

This even gave birth to so many new ideas and patterns for marking up the leveled exploration of rhythms, foods and culture.

The Creole festival is not just the festival but the season of Creole all around which can be significantly seen from the blend of native attire, food, music etc. People wearing colorful clothes with various checked and floral patterns of vibrant colors such as orange, blue, yellow and many others among other Dominica cultural costumes. This various color clothing has also brought this up with another name “Creoles of Color” which further signifies the free people of color based on the colonel’s history.

Creole is not limited to streets or colors, it even has special significance for Fridays termed as Creole Friday as this particular day from all the days of week is considered to be dedicated for embracing the rich creole culture. People of the region come together to celebrate and enjoy cuisines, music, heritage. Also last week, the citizens enjoyed Friday, 6th October 2023 with full enthusiasm.