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Gommier Festival Day 1

December 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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The Gommier or in Creole (en Kwéyòl) Gonmyé is a large rainforest tree traditionally used by the islands’ indigenous populations, to carve out canoes – called Kannòt in
Kwéyòl. Saint Lucia remains the only island that still makes a small number of these vessels, mostly, if not only, in the tiny fishing village of Praslin.The roughly carved out trunk of the Gonmyé benni tree is steamed over a slow fire with fallen dry coconuts. During this time, the hull is stretched into a wider shape. Praslin, Saint Lucia. These traditional fishing vessels originating from the ‘Caribs’ and ‘Arawaks’ are still used in Saint Lucia for seinne fishing

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Date:
December 14, 2018
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Gros Islet Waterfront
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