by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – As part of commemorations for the 40th anniversary of the Federation Independence on September 19, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (SKTA) set out to show some St. Kitts and Nevis Pride throughout September by highlighting some parts of our cultural heritage.
In a video series released on social media, the tourism body spoke with cultural experts and contributors to some of our quintessentially Kittitian cultural heritage, including the national wear, flag and dish.
Retired Director of Culture Creighton Pencheon reminded us of the significance of the National Flower, Poinciana and the National Bird, the Brown Pelican.
General Surgeon Dr. Joylette Woodley Fassale, one of the designers of the national wear, spoke of the journey of creating the national wear for St. Kitts and Nevis.
The latest in the series features Edrice Lewis-Viechweg, the visionary creator of our cherished national flag, who spoke of the profound symbolism and vibrant spirit that binds our nation together.
WINN FM congratulates the nation on celebrating 40 years of independence on September 19. May the country see many more commemorations to come.