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Photo of New Zeland flax plant which can be found in abundance on St Helena

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Traditions and Customs of St Helena

The small island of St Helena is unique in many ways and our traditions and customs are no exception. The way we talk, greet each other and even drive is distinctive and always generates interest and conversation amongst visitors. This is an island of friendly locals who say hello to everyone in the street and raise their hands to greet a passing car. For more information on the people of St Helena, please visit

The Saint dialect is something unique to the island, both puzzling and enchanting to visitors. You can see an example at

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