Festivals & Celebrations

Almost every country has their own Carnival or Carnival type celebration. Some Carnivals have their origins in the European tradition of pre-Lenten feasting and hark back to the days of slavery. While others were installed much later for other reasons.

  • Anguilla: August
  • Antigua: August
  • Aruba: (Aruba Carnival) Lent
  • Bahamas (Junkanoo): December-January
  • Barbados (Crop Over): August
  • Bermuda (Bermuda Day/Junkanoo): May
  • Bonaire: October
  • British Virgin Islands (Emancipation Festival): July-August
  • Carriacou, Grenada: Lent
  • Cayman Islands (Batabano): April-May
  • Cuba: Lent
  • Curacao: (Curacao Carnival) Lent
  • Dominica: (Dominica Carnival) Lent
  • Dominican Republic: Lent
  • Grenada: (Spice Mas) August
  • Guadeloupe: Lent
  • Guyana (Mashramani): Lent
  • Haiti: (Defile Kanaval) Lent
  • Jamaica: April (Independence Festival/Bacchanal)
  • Martinique: (Martinique Carnival) Lent
  • Montserrat: December
  • Panama: Lent
  • Puerto Rico: January-February
  • Saba: July-August
  • St. Barts: Lent
  • St. Croix (US-VIs): December-January
  • St. Eustatius: April-May
  • St. Kitts and Nevis: December-January
  • St. Lucia: July
  • St. Martin: Lent
  • St. Maarten: April
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Vincy Mas): June-July
  • St. Thomas (US-VIs), April
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Lent (Trinidad Carnival )
  • Turks and Caicos (Junkanoo): December-January