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.