Every year, Marigot festival is celebrated at the same time as the commemorations for the storming of the Bastille, on July 14, 1789.
After a ceremony at Marigot church, the traditional National Day parade takes over the streets of St. Martin’s capital. Flowers and wreaths are laid at the War Memorial site, and speeches close the official celebration.
Then comes the fun: traditional games, sailing and foot races, music, and fireworks are generally on the agenda. All day long, Marigot buzzes in honor of the nation.