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National Heritage Day / Month Schedule of Events

Turks 7 Caicos Islands Government Press Release, 02 Oct 2014 –

National Heritage Day / Month Schedule of Events

1.The Salt Festival: Grand: Turk & Salt Cay. October 4th & 5th

2.The Seafood Festival: South Caicos. October 11th & 12th

* National Heritage Day: October 13th.*

3.The Sponge, Cotton & Sisal Festival: Middle & North Caicos. 18th & 19th

4. The Maritime Festival: Providenciales. October 25th & 26th

Zone One: Grand Turk & Salt Cay. October 5th & 6th.

The Salt Festival

Day One – Day Time: Grand Turk & Salt Cay will host the ‘Salt Fest’. Salt Cay

will host a Cultural Day at the Salt Shed. This cultural day includes a beach picnic,

cultural games, performances and Ripsaw music. Two special scheduled boat ferry

between Grand Turk and Salt Cay has been arranged to allow easy access to the

island during that day.

Day One – Afternoon ~ Evening: Grand Turk will host a Traditional Fair starting

at 2pm with a Salt Festival performances of song, skits and poems by students

along with music from DJ Shakes cumulating with a Band Boys V6 concert. This

event is free to the public at the Library Tennis Court. Vendors will be on site to

provide food & drinks.

Day Two – Day Time: On Sunday, October 5th, all churches in Grand Turk & Salt

Cay are invited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic of

culture and heritage and its role in religion. At Noon the the longest performing

gospel group in the Turks and Caicos Islands, The Gospel Pioneers, will put on a

matinee concert in Salt Cay at the Salt Shed. Two special scheduled boat ferry to

and from Salt Cay has been arranged to allow easy access to the island during that

day.

Day Two – Evening: The evening will see a Gospel Concert by the Gospel

Pioneers at the Library stage along with and a number of Grand Turk Praise &

Worship groups. This event is free to the public. Vendors will be on site to provide

food & drinks.

Zone Two: South Caicos. October 11th & 12th.

The Seafood Fest

Day One – Day Time: On Saturday, October 11th. South Caicos will host the

‘Seafood Fest’, which will take place at Regatta Village. The focus will be on

Traditional Turks & Caicos Cuisine. The highlight will be a ‘Cook Out Best Dish

Competition’. Contestants will compete in five categories, Best Boil Fish, Lobster

National Heritage Day / Month Schedule of Events

Dish, Fry Fish, Stew Conch & Conch Fritters. Other activities include a Culture &

Heritage Quiz, Maypole Dance performances and Ripsaw music by Full Force.

Day One – Evening: Events will include an awards ceremony for the ‘Best Dish’

competition along with continued performance by Full Force.

Day Two – Daytime: On Sunday, October 12th, all churches in South Caicos are

invited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic of culture

and heritage and its role in religion.

Day Two – Evening: The evening will see a Gospel Concert by “The Gospel

Pioneers” along side South Caicos best Praise and Worship teams. This event will

be held once again at the Regatta Village and is free to the public. Vendors will be

on site to provide food & drinks.

Monday October 13th. National Heritage Day

Public Holiday

The First Ever Simultaneous Nation Wide Flag & Float Parades

All the Islands are to celebrate National Heritage Day (NHD) on Monday October

13th. This will include all schools, government departments and government the

private sector and the people of Turks & Caicos. At 3 pm. there will be

Simultaneous Nation Wide “Flag & Float Parade” on all islands utilising and

decorating ANY form of moving vehicle from roller-skates to bikes, scooters, cars,

vans trucks or flatbeds.

This parade will move from the communities of the Leeward, the Bight, Five Cays

and Blue Hill and will converge on the Downtown Ballparks where the Premiers

National Heritage Day Speech will be read. Following a few remarks buy other

Governments officials the crown they will enjoy a Soccer game hosted by TCIFA

and Softball games hosted by the Softball Association. There will be food vendors,

music and entertainment.

Zone 3: Middle & North Caicos. October 18th & 19th.

The Sponge, Cotton & Sisal Fest

Day One – Day Time: On Saturday, October 18th, Middle & North Caicos will

have a full day events. Daytime activities can include a ‘Heritage Site Selfie

Contest’ where participants will get a list of 40 cultural & heritage sites and from

Sandy Point all the way to Lorimers Creek. It will be a time based event. The

participant with the most amount of selfies receive a cash prize.

National Heritage Day / Month Schedule of Events

In both North & Middle Caicos, there will also be a Heritage Trail Walk for Health,

Heritage and History. A Beach Picnic is planned for Bambarra Beach.

Day One – Evening: At Horse Stable Beach stage there will be “Remember

When” show with comments and commentaries from the Elders of the community

along with Ripsaw music and cultural performances.

Day Two – Daytime: On Sunday, October 19th, all churches in Middle & North

are invited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic of

culture and heritage and its role in religion. Both communities will be treated to a

Gospel Concert by “The Gospel Pioneers”.

Day Two – Afternoon / Evening: Both communities will be treated to a Gospel

Concert by The Gospel Pioneers. There will be a Afternoon Matinee at the Conch

Bar Community Centre and and evening concert at Horse Stable Beach Stage. Both

performances would see the inclusion of Praise and Worship teams from Middle

and North. These events is free to the public.

Zone 4: Providenciales. October 25th & 26th

The Maritime Festival

Day One – Day Time: On Saturday, October 25th, Providenciales will celebrate

the ‘Maritime Heritage Fest’ a full day event of sailing and sloop/boat racing. The

focus will be on Maritime Heritage and will officially re-launch the Maritime

Heritage Program and the Maritime Heritage Federation. There will be a beach

party with ripsaw music, cultural performances and vendors selling traditional

cuisine. This will roll into onstage performances by a top local bands.

Day Two: Daytime: On Sunday, October 26th, all churches in Providenciales are

invited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic of culture

and heritage and its role in religion.

Day Two – Evening: The evening will see a Gospel Concert featuring the Gospel

Pioneers and a number of other Provo based Gospel Bands and Praise and Worship

groups. Location to be determinant. This event is free to the public.

ENDS

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