Festival of Women Cooks

Aug. 08, 2020 - Aug. 08, 2020

See you next year
Covid-19: These provisional dates may be changed.

GUADELOUPE

The Festival of Women Cooks is an event during which the members of the Guadeloupe Cooks' Association go to the church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul to bless their dishes and cooking utensils and then parade through the streets of Pointe-à-Pitre, adorned in their most beautiful traditional dresses, headdresses, scarves and aprons. During the parade, they hand out cakes and other food in their baskets to onlookers.

This celebration pays homage to the first health insurance company for female cooks in Guadeloupe. On July 14, 1916, the cleaning ladies gathered in Pointe-à-Pitre to create a tontine to self-finance decent burials. From this fund was born the "Women Cooks health insurance" which has become an association today.

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