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Launch of December Festivals

By Janelle Norville, GIS

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(GIS) – The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), is gearing up to hold the 2019 December Festivals under the theme “A Creole Christmas.”

CDF’s Executive Director Raymona Henry-Wynne explained that the December Festivals mark a period of unity in communities as it brings people together.

In order to fulfil the mandate, the CDF will partner with a number of organizations, including the Castries City Council and Peter and Company Distribution. This year, the Office of the Mayor will be sponsoring a prize for one of the categories of the lantern competition for secondary school students—the People’s Choice Lantern Competition. Peter and Company Distribution (PCD) is a new partner in the December Festivals this year and has also introduced a new category.

A number of schools including secondary schools are expected to participate in the lantern festival, which will include a training and development component.

The December Festivals was launched on Nov. 21, and is scheduled to commence with the Festival of Carols on Dec. 1.

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