Q:  St. Lucia is shaped like what fruit?

A:  A mango.

Q:  What is St. Lucia's motto?

A:  "The Land, the People, the Light."

Q:  When is the Fisherman's Feast celebrated in St Lucia?

A:  On St Peter's day which is observed on June 29. Fishing boats are decorated on that day.

Q:  Which is the most festive day in St Lucia's calendar?

A:  St Lucy's day, as the national day is called. It is observed on December 13 and includes cultural and sporting activities throughout the island.

Q:  Which St Lucian won the Nobel Prize for literature?

A:  Derek Walcott

Q:  Which St Lucian Prime Minister was born in St Vincent?

A:  John Compton

Q:  It was Place D'Armes in 1768, then Promenade Square, then Columbus Square in 1893. What did it become 100 years later, in 1993.

A:  Derek Walcott Square. 

Q:  Name St Lucia's first woman Governor General

A:  Dr. Pearlette Luisy

Q:  Name the designer of Saint Lucia's national flag.

A:  Dunstan St. Omer.

Q:  What Friday is Seafood Friday in the village of Anse La Raye.

A:  Every Friday.

Q:  Name the first St Lucian to win a Nobel prize.

A:  Sir William Arthur Lewis. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979.

Q:  Why does St Lucia specially remember the date January 23 every year?

A:  Both its Nobel Laureates (Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott) were born on January 23. And so  every year St Lucia observes Nobel Laureate Week during the last week in January.

Q:  How many times was the colony of St Lucia in French hands, and how many times in British hands?

A:  Seven times each.

Q:  What happened to the Caribs who were living on the island of St Lucia when the Europeans arrived there?

A:  The last of them were transported by the British to Dominica and confined to a settlement there. Previously the rival British and French sought to use the warlike Caribs to further their own objectives.

Q:  Where in St Lucia can you find the world's only drive-in volcanic crater?

A:  Mt. Soufriere. You can literally drive your car into an old  crater, park it, and walk among the sulphur springs, and pools of hissing steam and bubbling mud.

Q:  The party of English colonists who were the first Europeans to attempt the settlement of St Lucia were going elsewhere when they were blown off course. Where were they heading?

A:  To Guyana, then Guiana. The year was 1605 and their ship was the Olive Branch. Sixty-seven men landed. They bought land and huts from the Caribs they found there. Only nineteen were left after one month and they fled from the Caribs in canoes.

Q: How did Castries, St, Lucia’s capital, get its name?

A:  The city was named after Marshal de Castries, the French Minister of the colonies in 1785.

Q:  Who designed the national coat of arms of St. Lucia?

A:  Sydney Bagshaw. Born in California, USA, he made St. Lucia his home in 1961. Bagshaw was a former art editor for Reader's Digest.

Q:  Who wrote the lyrics of the St. Lucia national anthem?

A:  Charles Jesse. Father Charles Jesse (1897-1985) was born in Dorset, England but went to St. Lucia in 1928. He was the author not only of the national anthem but also of many historical works on St. Lucia.

Q:  What is St. Lucia’s Assou Square event?

A:  This is a New Year's celebration, held on January 1 – 2, traditionally at Assou Square in Castries, which is marked by cultural events, theatre, music and traditional Creole food and drink.