Jodi sé jounè kwéyol

Young children in traditional creole wear. File photo

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.

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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22 Comments

  1. October 10, 2015

    Bonjou tout moun
    Mwen ka wè tout sé péyi-a ka fè menm bagay-la, palé asou kréyol épi lang anglé, palé asou kréyol épi lang fwansé.

    Pou tousa ki ka matjé anlè kréyol, jódi-a, mwen pa ka rivé konprann ayen. Sé menm bagay pou péyi Matinik, yo ka palé asou lang kréyol-la épi lang fwansé. Ki manniè jan Domnik pé rivé konprann, pis yo pa ka palé fwansé ?

    Si moun té ka matjé an kréyol tousa yo ni pou di, tout moun té ké konprann, pis tout moun lan ka konprann kréyol.

    Sa, sé an gwo pwoblenm.

  2. Puss
    October 26, 2012

    The picture is beautiful, all the pictures DNO has shown are beautiful, if DNO wish to us thesame file photo each year so be it. many companies use the one pic more than once. We should be great full DNO is available for thoes of us that are not in DA to enjoy our culture.DNO I say thank you for keeping us in the loop.

  3. Jay
    October 26, 2012

    In pre school and primary school they dress so well. In high school, hmmm, look out, all kinds of mess with madras.

  4. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012

    The kids are so beautiful look at lil miss at the back she is gorgeoussssssss HAve a safe and enjoyable creole day people and stop being so negative all the time enjoy the food enjoy the music and be safe !!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012

    That half cast comment was very offensive.

  6. virgo
    October 26, 2012

    These are Future Miss Wob Dwiyet, very beautiful pic.

  7. Matriculation
    October 26, 2012

    DNO,

    sadly no where in your article you mention that Dominicans should try to speak kwéyol. It all about food and clothing. What a shame!.

    Malèwezman, ou pa mansyoné ayen kont palé kwéyol asou jounè sa-la. Atjelman sé selma mangé i had yo ka palé kont. Magwé-sa!

    • Anonymous
      October 26, 2012

      The food and clothing that’s part of our culture tooo stop being so negative

      • Matriculation
        October 28, 2012

        @ Anonymous

        The constitution(if you know what that is) gives one the right to differ. Thus the only negative person is you, and for your information, education and edification, there is a marked difference between culture and HERITAGE. And from your ranting I can see that you don’t know the difference so go get a book and do your due diligence to stop exposing your command of idiocy.

  8. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012

    creole day is a waste of time here. the women make their own version of the national dress. the men trying a ting. and practically everyone talks english. people greedy for food like is first time they eating. and not to mention no one works – especially in government offices.

    that’s a far cry from years gone by

  9. Rastaman
    October 26, 2012

    gone r the days wen head teacher would beat us for speaking kweyol in and out of school

  10. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012

    DNO can we have pics from today, it’s 10:20 am

  11. October 26, 2012

    May today be a blessed day to all dominicans and to Dominica..CELEBRATING CULTURE…….TODAY I WAS IN TOWN BY 7-8 AND EVERYONE LOOKED WONDERFUL.

    DO ENJOY TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Greg
    October 26, 2012

    Have we seen this picture before DNO?

    • Anonymous
      October 26, 2012

      what do you think? it says file photo?

    • Anonymous
      October 26, 2012

      yes you have. notice it says “file photo” at the bottom?

    • trend
      October 26, 2012

      i was thinking the same thing.

  13. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012

    There is no place in the world more blessed than Dominica. We should never forget though that we we are not to worship the creature but the Creator.
    Always the praise and honour should go to the Almighty Father!!

  14. my take
    October 26, 2012

    Bon joune kweyol dominique….

  15. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012

    Looking good Jada! Reaping 767

    • eh eh
      October 26, 2012

      It look like is Jada alone that can have a picture for creole day, that was last year’s picture, shate man! so many beautiful BLACK children DA have, not a half cast

  16. A Voice
    October 26, 2012

    A nou parlay lange mama mou.

    Bonjour toute Domnichen avec bon joune kweyol.

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