It is a festival that officially welcomes the New Year in Saint Lucia. It is chock full of traditional entertainment, games and rides for young and old. Although the latter has all but disappeared Asou Square has held its place in history as the island’s biggest family get together.
The Derek Walcott Square was buzzing with activities on the final day of 2017 and the first two days of the month of January as the annual Assou Square celebrations were in full swing. The hundreds that were expected to flood the city center didn’t disappoint as the family friendly affair was fully supported by all walks of life. The grand fair has been the island’s premiere calendar event festival, “a rich traditional commemoration hosted as a new year’s fair focused on children.”
This year Asou Square featured a slew of performances from our homegrown artistes, a FLOW Zone equipped with the ability of double bubble top ups and specials which ensured patrons wouldn’t be without the all-important data for snapping and uploading their precious memories on social media.
The William Peter Boulevard was a welcome extension to the celebrations and it was there sampling of the best Kweyol cuisine was available. Hundreds of children excitedly grasped the opportunity to meet their favourite cartoon characters, get their faces painted and jump gleefully on the bouncing castles. A hit with this year’s celebration was the trolley train ride that took passengers on a tour of the city.
As the sunset on the three day event patrons were treated to a stellar line up of live entertainment (Reggae and Soca) which featured the likes of Superman H.D., Ras Africa, Umpa, Freezy, Mighty and Subance, Scady Dot P, D.J. Shane and D.J. Flex.