Feast of cooks in Pointe-à-Pitre

The association of Guadeloupe cooks honors Saint-Laurent, the patron saint of cooks. The cooks make the Mass heard at the sumptuous cathedral of Pointe-à-Pitre, dressed in their most beautiful traditional dresses, headdresses and madras, adorned with their most beautiful jewels and wearing an apron on which is embroidered their emblem: the grill of saint Lawrence. They will have their dishes blessed, carefully lined up at the foot of the altar in baskets embellished with flowers and cooking utensils.
Then it’s a long procession through the streets of the city, baskets on the arm or on the head. A large meal followed by a ball concludes the festivities.