The Perfect Time to Catch a Festival in the Islands

The Caribbean Islands observe a huge influx of tourists all year round. Nonetheless, there are months of the year that are considered as peak holiday seasons. However, most of these tourists book sailing charters to spend their vacation enjoying the thrilling scenic beauty of the islands. Another option way to plan a sailing vacation is […]

The Caribbean Islands observe a huge influx of tourists all year round. Nonetheless, there are months of the year that are considered as peak holiday seasons.

However, most of these tourists book sailing charters to spend their vacation enjoying the thrilling scenic beauty of the islands.

Another option way to plan a sailing vacation 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 heart of most festivals is music and dance while sports and historical related events are also commonly enjoyed.

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 be able 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 are also featured, mostly with African origin. Many internationally acclaimed musicians gather on the island to be a part of this world renowned festival.

LA WOZ AND LA MAGWIT FESTIVAL
St. Lucia’s is populated two groups of people with a rivalry between them that still exist. 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, while a certain type of daisies is the key symbol for La Magwit.

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 colors, music and dance, arts, and craft exhibitions, and a complete party atmosphere for everyone to enjoy thoroughly.

The Caribbean sailing charter has gained 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 an identity of its own 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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