Long before the splendid sight of the colourful array of territorial wear won by hundreds of Primary School students told of their approach, the sounds of the Police sirens and the pounding of drums, did the work.
The children along with their teachers and parents were taking part in a Cultural March from the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum and it came to an end at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park’s Food fair.
Christmas tunes mixed with culture set the tone for a happy mood, laughter, socializing, being entertained by the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School plait pole performers, the Althea Scatliffe Primary and a “treat” from the Holy Family Church Cultural Dancers from St. Thomas, as well as taking a pick of the bountiful array of plants, seasoning, desserts, food and drinks on display and sale at the Food Fair.
This event ended on Tortola the observance of the Culture and Heritage Week currently ongoing in the Virgin Islands that got underway from Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th November 2016.
It is being held under the theme ‘Celebrating Virgin Islands Culture and Heritage through the Arts, Literacy and Language’, and aims to preserve the history and culture of the territory as well as to pass it on from one generation to the next.
The final leg of the celebration will move to Jost Van Dyke with the Jost Van Dyke Primary School Cultural Extravaganza on Sunday, November 20.