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Fisherman's Birthday 2019
The Old Lyonian Sports & Social Club
74 Pinnerview, Harrow, HA1 4QF
Is a Caribbean Family Fun Day event that is based upon an annual ceremony that started many years ago in the Caribbean, on the beautiful island Grenada.
The Roman Catholic Church in Grenada,
observed the 29th of June as the birthday of
St.Peter, patron saint of fishermen.
The town of Gouyave,
(also known as Charlotte Town or Duncan Town)
Grenada main fishing village
has been the centre of attractions
for fisherman birthday celebrations.
This takes the added significance since
St.Peter Diocese in Grenada is also Gouyave.
On June 29th, Fisherman,
Vendors and their families attended
followed by a procession to the bay
where the priest blesses the boats,
all beautifully decorated.
In the mid sixties,
boat races and merry making became part of
Fisherman's Birthday Celebration.
The main purpose of this event here in the UK
Is to continue the traditions of our fore fathers
and continue to celebrate our heritage,
teaching our children and sharing with other cultures.
At the same time we see the event acting as a hub,
keeping the community spirit alive,
and educating those in need of their cultural heritage,
while providing entertainment,
to the various cultures and races
that participate in the event.
On June 23rd 2019
A Caribbean Family Fun Day here in the UK,
will be celebrating its 17th Anniversary.
The intention and expectation
of both the organisers and its supporters
is that each year the event will get bigger and better.