MARIGOT–St. Martin Day on November 11, celebrating 370 years of unity and friendship, will be hosted by the French side and will include two days of festivities and official ceremonies.
Events start on Saturday, November 10, at 9:00am with a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day, the ending of the First World War with the signing of the Armistice in 1918, at the war memorial monument in the garden of Hotel de La Collectivité.
A family Fun Day then takes place at the Thelbert Carti Stadium in French Quarter from 1:00pm to 10:00pm continuously.
It’s a very early start on Sunday morning with an Ecumenical Service at 6:00am in the Tabernacle Methodist Church in French Quarter. The traditional laying of wreaths attended by dignitaries from both sides of the island will be at 7:30am at the French Quarter border monument.
Official speeches then take place at 8:15am in the Thelbert Carti Stadium car park followed by the traditional St. Martin Day parade starting at 9:30am. The procession will make its way from Coralita Road to the Thelbert Carti Stadium car park.
Live musical entertainment and cultural activities kick off at 1:00pm with emcee Ricky the Fox. The schedule is as follows: 1:00pm DJ Jeffers/Grain d’Or; 1:30pm Boulogne Combo String Band; 2:30pm Cultural Parade from Rue Coralita to the stadium; 1:00pm to 4:00pm traditional games; 4:30pm crab races and Ram Goat Show; 6:00pm Imbali Cultural Group and folk songs; 7:00pm live performance by the Bottleneck Crew; 9:00pm live performance by the Gunslingers Steel Band; 10:00pm closing of the festivities.