Holy Trinity Castries Anglican Church and its parishioners of Sainte Marie la Vierge – La-Caye, Dennery, hope to commemorate the 43rd anniversary celebrations of Saint Lucia’s independence with a BANANA FESTIVAL scheduled for February 20-22, 2022 .
The venue is the Anglican School Annex – a recently refurbished historic building.
The Banana Festival will feature a number of by-products that can be derived from the banana fruit. Additionally, customers can expect live cooking demonstrations, with Chef Orlando Satchell. The exhibition will also present documentaries broadcast on video.
Some local cottage industries engaged in the production of banana chips, banana wines and other products will be showcased. Bigger manufacturers like Baron Foods and Viking Traders will be promoting their banana ketchup. While St Lucia Distillers will feature the Banana liqueur.
Select local artisans will demonstrate how banana paper is generated for use in greeting cards and other uses, as will be demonstrated by artisans including Lucian Xpressions.
Research indicates that there are over 28 uses for the banana from its leaf to its stem.
Archdeacon Glasgow and his leadership team of David Jordan and Cecil Charles recognize that “amid recent negative publicity on social media and the national press, of late, this is an opportunity to first present the national nutritional value of the fruit as well as its historical significance and the economic contribution of industry in Saint Lucia over the past decades. This is information that must necessarily be shared with young people. The event has the support of the Minister of Agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Minister and Ministry of Trade and National Nutritionist of Ministry of Health.
The event will be broadcast live.
The leadership team emphasizes that “there is also a need to ensure that the existence of the fruit resonates with each national household and visitors. The banana is truly an integral part of our national cuisine.
Chef Orlando Satchell – a world-renowned chef has teamed up with the management team to encourage live cooking demonstrations. The event is expected to gain support from the Independence Celebrations Committee and the local private sector.
The event is scheduled from Sunday 20 with a religious service from 8.30am at Holy Trinity Church in Castries and will culminate on Tuesday 22nd February 2022. Independence Day.
The event will be open to patrons across the island from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily at the Anglican School Annex, Holy Trinity Church Road and car park. Items will be exhibited and offered for sale by participating exhibitors. Ends