Jodi sé Jounè Kwéyol

Students in Creole Wear in Roseau
Students in Creole Wear in Roseau

As part of Dominica’s independence celebration today is being observed as Creole Day or Jounè Kwéyol.

Jounè Kwéyol is a celebration of Dominica’s language and culture.

Dominicans across the island are encouraged to wear traditional creole clothing and sample creole dishes.

Dominicans are also encouraged to speak Kwéyol throughout the day.

Jounè Kwéyol also features traditional dancing, folklore, food and music.

Activities for the day include a parade through the streets of Roseau by various schools and cultural activities throughout the island.

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9 Comments

  1. D/ca all the way
    November 1, 2014

    Lovely. I miss this so much.

  2. Anon
    November 1, 2014

    Creole from Marigot????? Look at the history of what influenced that dialect. Not because something has become ‘normalised’ does not mean it is authentic! (No offense to the people from Marigot and Wesley.)

  3. Anonymous
    October 31, 2014

    DNO, would like to see more picture of today. Sorry, have not had the chance to be home around this time of the year for many years now.

  4. For Real
    October 31, 2014

    Beautiful!

  5. independent
    October 31, 2014

    Awwwww this is so wonderful. i love my dominica

  6. October 31, 2014

    pidgin kcokouy it is creole it is unfair that they promote only broken french in dominica as creole that need to change.

    • Correction
      October 31, 2014

      Kweyol isn’t broken French. It is a standard language.

  7. October 31, 2014

    why creole from marigot and wesly is not speak ?

    • D/ca all the way
      November 1, 2014

      That’s not a language. ..it’s the village own dialect.

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