The Spirit and Traditions of Christmas on St Helena
St Helena Christmas Photo Album | Sharon Henry
The best time to visit St Helena is at Christmas when the agapanthus bloom, lights go up, carollers sing and the streets play host to festive parades. At this time of year so many Saints return home for family holidays you can almost feel the island tilt when they step ashore. And because everybody knows everyone, it’s like a big reunion. The sun comes out, the island buzzes and the ‘Christmas spirit’ becomes almost palpable.
Feeling that spirit comes not from fretting over the Christmas shopping, cleaning the house or the value of a gift but gathering family and friends to enjoy each other’s company.
The Christmas calendar is full of events in the lead up to the big day creating a wonderful atmosphere.
Here is a photo collection of a ‘St Helena Christmas’ to tug at the heart strings of islanders overseas and to entice everyone else to come for a visit.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Christmas on St Helena, in Pictures