Caribbean Festival and Cultural Events

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

Caribbean Festival and Carnival

The Perfect Time to Catch

a Caribbean Festival or Cultural Event

 

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

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

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

Like most regions with primeval backgrounds and beliefs, local cultures in the Caribbean are expressed through recurring festivals and events. Music and dance are at the heart of most festivals, while sports and history-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 fall between February and March. The carnival begins with multiple small events, while the finale is said to be 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 participate in this world-renowned festival.

LA WOZ AND LA MAGWIT FESTIVALS

Two groups of people populate St. Lucia with a rivalry that still exists today. These groups celebrate the festivals of La Woz and La Magwit in August and October, respectively. The names of the festivals are derived from those of flowers; for example, roses are used as an insignia during the La Woz festival, while a certain type of daisy 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 sugarcane harvest season. The festival continues for up to 12 weeks in the form of numerous events from May through August. The main characteristics of this festival include exuberant displays of colors, music, dance, and arts & crafts exhibitions. This festival offers a fantastic 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 tourists 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, go to our Information Request page or contact Dennis at Charter the Caribbean at 317-745-1990 or email charter@charterthecaribbean.com

 

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