CARNIVAL

Location: St Johns mostly Description: Held yearly in the last 2 weeks of July

PHOTOS

Overview

Carnival is a colourful, exciting celebration of independence that takes place late July and early August. It consists of costumes, parades, pageants, Calypso, Panorama and talent shows, great food and great music.

Over the 2 weeks of the Carnival there are such events as:

  • First Lap (start of the carnival)
  • J'ouvert
  • Queen Show Pageant
  • Teen Splash Pageant
  • Steel Band Competitions
  • Calypso Competitions
  • Last Lap (end parade of the carnival)

Carnival is a great time for tourists and visitors to come to Antigua, as they'll enjoy a real insight to the Antiguan peoples' culture, customs and character, and be able to take part in the celebrations and non-stop fun that makes this island's carnival so invigorating and addictive.

For more information about Carnival in Antigua, visit the Antigua Carnival website : http://www.antiguacarnival.com

All Carnival pictures are courtesy of http://www.antiguacarnival.com

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