2013 Independence Activities Officially Launched


Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence

On Wednesday September 4th, the 2013 independence activities, which will run for 7 weeks were officially launched.

Dominica will celebrate its 35th year of Independence, where the people are expected to unite, build national pride and preserve our cultural heritage.

This year’s independence anniversary will be observed under the theme, “One mission, one Dominica, celebrating 35.”

Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence, said Independence is a time for gratitude, especially this year as we celebrate 35 years of independence.

“The independence celebrations begin with prayer,” he stated. The National Day of Prayer and thanksgiving will be observed on September 21st and 22ND.

This year, the National Day Parade will take place on Sunday 3rd November from 4pm at the Windsor Park Stadium.

A few of the festival activities include: Flag Day on 30th September, Art & Craft Exhibition at the Old Mill Cultural Centre on October 15th, and

Heritage Day in Bagatelle, on Sunday 20th October.

Other activities mentioned were: Market Day with a Difference in Marigot on 12th October, in Portsmouth on the 19th and Roseau on the 26th.

The Madam Wob Dwiyet Competition is carded for October 18th, while the National Miss Wob pageant will be held on 24th October.

LIME Dominica’s Creole in The Park is scheduled for 21st through the 24th October;, Creole Day and Creole Dress Parade on the 25th of October and the 17th annual World Creole Music Festival will be held on the 25th – 27th October.

The National Cultural Gala will be held on Monday 4th November and the National Day of Community Service on Tuesday 5th November amongst other carded activities.


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