The population of Saint Barth remains very conservative, proud of its lineage. But don't be fooled by false impressions: the inhabitants of Saint Barth seem reserved, yet are much friendlier than they appear. ...Continue
Anglican, Evangelical, or Catholic, the population of Saint Barthélemy is very attached to its religions or its small prayer groups. ...Continue
The kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)) is a bird that is thought to predict an impending birth. It is the first to notice if a woman is pregnant, and lets everyone know by chirping with insistence, its beak turned toward her house. On other occasions, it has...Continue
The St Barth natives, used to natural catastrophes and especially hurricanes, have always built houses able to resist the strong winds that sweep the island during tropical storms. You can still see old whitewashed cottages near Marigot and others with wooden shingles in Corossol. ...Continue
Creating objects from straw has always been a part of the culture of St Barthélemy. Around 1890 this local craft enjoyed a real boost thanks to the efforts of Father Morvan, who imported seeds and young saplings of the Palmier Sabal, also known as the...Continue
In April and May, Saint Barth hosts three major cultural events.
First up is a tribute to the printed word with the 8th edition of the Saint Barth Book Festival from April 15-23, followed by the 18th annual St Barth Film Festival with its accent on Caribbean cinema, April 25-30.
Last but not least is the St Barth Theatre Festival, which invites you to reserve your tickets for productions full of humor and emotion, May 10-18, 2013.
Good reads, good films, and good live theatre: an interesting spring schedule full of discoveries and rendez vous in the worlds of arts and culture.
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