Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Jadia Jn Pierre-Emmnauel has extended best wishes to all Saint Lucians as the country marks National Day 2015.
She is encouraging persons to reflect on the meaning of the holiday.
Below is the full statement issued by the press secretary:
Let me wish you all a restful day, whether you are spending it with family or friends, at church or at play. Whatever you do with your holiday weekend, please take some time out to reflect on the meaning of the holiday, and what Saint Lucia means to you.
Today is the feast day of the patron saint of Saint Lucia, St. Lucy of Syracuse. She is the patron saint of the blind, and of writers, among other things. Celebrated in several Christian denominations, St. Lucy is also venerated in much of Europe.
Two nights ago, we witnessed the National Festival of Lights and Renewal. The name “Lucia” comes from the Latin word for light, lux. It was another great display of the creativity of our people, their ability to bring out the beauty in things.
Let us continue to see the beauty in our homeland, Saint Lucia, as we celebrate National Day 2015. Have a blessed day.