Caribbean Festival and Cultural Events

The Perfect Time to Catch a Caribbean Festival or Cultural Event   The Caribbean Islands has a huge influx of tourists all year round. Yet there are months of the year that are considered as peak times to visit such as in the holiday seasons. Much of influx of tourists is from people who book […]

The Perfect Time to Catch

a Caribbean Festival or Cultural Event

 

The Caribbean Islands has a huge influx of tourists all year round. Yet there are months of the year that are considered as peak times to visit such as in the holiday seasons.

Much of influx of tourists is from people who book sailing charters to spend their vacation enjoying the thrilling scenic beauty of the islands.

Another stimulus to plan a sailing vacation in the Caribbean is to choose a month in which these islands celebrate their cultural events and festivals.

Like most regions of the world with primeval backgrounds and beliefs, local cultures in the Caribbean are expressed through recurring festivals and events. At the heart of most festivals is music and dance while sports and historical related events are also commonly enjoyed.

When and Where These

Festivals and Cultural Events are Held

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CARNIVAL

This annual event is linked to the Christian faith. The dates for the festival are not fixed but falls between the months of February and March. The carnival begins with multiple small events while the finale is said to an exuberant parade on the streets. Tourists look forward to this carnival to see participants in unusual, bright, and multicolored costumes.

ST. LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL

St. Lucia celebrates with an annual music festival, a night before the 13th of December each year. The focus continues to be on jazz music and other genres of music. Many internationally acclaimed musicians gather on the island to be a part of this world renowned festival.

LA WOZ AND LA MAGWIT FESTIVALS

St. Lucia’s is populated by two groups of people with a rivalry that still exists between today. These groups celebrate the festivals of La Woz and La Magwit in the months of August and October, respectively. The names of the festivals are derived from those of flowers i.e., roses are used as an insignia during La Woz festival, while a certain type of daisies is the key symbol for the La Magwit festival.

CROP OVER FESTIVAL

As the name suggests, the Crop Over Festival of Barbados is a celebration of completing the harvest season of sugarcane. The festival continues for up to 12 weeks in the form of numerous events, during the months of May through August. The main characteristics of this festival include exuberant display of colors, music, dance, and arts & craft exhibitions. This festival offers a wonderful party atmosphere for everyone to  thoroughly. enjoy.

The Caribbean has global recognition as a holiday destination for sailing vacationers. The entire region may seem geographically dispersed, but the span is not as vast as the cultural diversity that tourists get to observe.

Every Caribbean Island has its own identity with extremely rich culture and history. Visiting these islands during the months of local festivals can further enhance a sailing vacation for all types of tourists.

For more information, contact Dennis at Charter the Caribbean at 317-745-1990 or email: charter@charterthecaribbean.com

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