Five Caribbean Fall Festivals You Should Know

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pirates-week-cayman-islandsBy NAN Travel Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 14, 2016: It’s Fall in North America, meaning it’s going to get colder here in the North! For many, it’s the perfect time to look into a warm weather vacation, especially in the Caribbean. As you consider booking that next Caribbean escape, here are a few festivals coming up in the region this Fall that you may want to consider planning your trip around:

Dominica

Dominicans are gearing up to host their World Music Festival at the end of this month. The event is set for October 28-30 and will feature a mix of musical genres including Zouk, Compa, Soca, Bouyon, Afro Beat, Calypso, Reggae and Rap. Also hitting the stage this year will be Akon and Wyclef Jean. For more see here.

St. Lucia

St. Lucians are set to host their International Creole Day for the 32nd year this month. St. Lucia’s biggest cultural festival – Jounen Kwéyòl – will take place on Sunday October 30th this year.   Jounen Kwéyòl is a day that celebrates the French/African dialect widely spoken in Saint Lucia. A mix of creole (Kweyol) food, music, games and folklore come together to give this festival a unique flavor. The celebrations are held in four chosen communities each year and Saint Lucians express their love of culture by donning the traditional Madras wear in the week leading up to the events. For more see here.

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands is again set to host its Pirates Week Festival this November. Perhaps no other Caribbean nation celebrates its pirate legends and cultural heritage quite like the Cayman Islands, which erupts into a festival of spectacle and pageantry every Pirates Week. Events include mock “invasions” of pirates, along with Heritage Days in each district. Spectators will also enjoy a series of parades and fireworks displays, street dances, costume contests, happy hours, a celebration of traditional foods, music and much more, stretching across all three islands. For more information see here and for holiday packages log on here.

Belize

Belizeans are gearing up to host the Battle of the Drums, set for November 11th – 13th, 2016. This event features the culture of the Garifunas in the town of Punta Gorda. Of course there’s drumming with a focus on the  beats of the south of the country, but you can also indulge in delectable Garifuna dishes, coupled with live cultural performances throughout the night!  For more see here.

Jamaica

If you are a golf fan, then you must check out Annies Revenge Golf, set this year for November 16 – 20, 2016.  Teams will compete in the 11th year tourney on over 54 holes, playing both the Cinnamon Hill and White Witch golf courses, as they vie for the Jamaica Pro-Am Championship trophy. In addition to the competitive golf, the five-day event will include a welcome and awards gala, spectacular tee prizes and tee bag. For more see here.

 

 

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