January 1st and 2nd
Ring in the New Year with the festivities of Assou Square (meaning on the square). You may know of Christmas Markets, where vendors fill blocked off streets, selling their hand-made crafts, food and drink. Assou Square is a similar concept, where our vendors traditionally filled the Derek Walcott Square in Castries and the masses enjoyed live entertainment, local food and drink, and a variety of trinkets that always attract the kids.
Assou Square has been moved to the John Compton Highway for an open-air bazaar. Saint Lucian folk music, soca and parang fill the air and have people dancing, laughing and enjoying the light-hearted atmosphere. Children are entertained by the rides and games and everyone marvels at the midnight firework display. A significant cultural affair, Assou Square is a wonderful and fascinating experience for visitors and locals alike.