Yet another cultural event that is being suppressed because of the Covid-19 epidemic in the Guadeloupe archipelago. This time, it is the 17th edition of “Jou a Tradisyon“ (Day of Tradition), this great craft, agricultural and culinary fair – launched by the former mayor of Baie-Mahault, Ary Chalus, now the President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe – which takes place every year in December, which has not obtained the authorization of the prefecture.
The Cap Excellence agglomeration community – bringing together Pointe-à-Pitre, Les Abymes and Baie-Mahault – which now manages this event, assures that it has proposed all the necessary health measures (barriers, safety distance, etc.) to optimize the protection of the more than 150 exhibitors and thousands of visitors on this vast 15,000 m2 area in the Jarry industrial zone. In addition, the various activities, including the traditional games and the artistic podium, had to be cancelled by the organization, but this was not enough to get the green light from the prefectural authorities, who want to avoid a third wave of the epidemic at all costs.
This decision causes disappointment among all those who are waiting for this fair to do their Christmas shopping with these local craftsmen, farmers and agro-processors.
In order to help these professionals who make a significant part of their turnover during this annual event, Cap Excellence plans to use modern means of communication to probably create online markets and shops.