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Fisherman’s Birthday Celebrations
This is an annual event which marks the Feast of St. Peter - Patron Saint of Fisherman. While there are celebrations in several coastal communities around the island, the main event is staged on June 29th in the town of Gouyave, fondly referred to as, the fishing capital of Grenada.
The celebration begins with a morning church service, which is followed by a procession through the town and onto the beach where, the fishermen receive blessings from the priest who then blesses their boats.
Having received their blessings, the fishermen are ready to let their hair down and enjoy a day packed with fun filled activities which includes racing their locally constructed wooden sailing work boats, and tug-of-war competitions, and plenty of eating and drinking.
In addition to enjoying the name fishing capital, Gouyave is known as the town that never sleeps and on this night of celebration, like no other during the year, the town is transformed into a massive street jam at which local, well known artistes, entertain members of the local community, along with, locals from every corner of the island. Visitors to Grenada have, over the years, joined in the celebration at which they get a feel for the people at play.
The event officially closes at mid-night with a fireworks display however; it is not unusual to find revellers partying on until day break.
Contact InformationLocation : Grenada
Tel : 1 (473) 415-0440 or 405 8062
Web : www.gogouyave.com