Grand Kadooment/Caribana 2016 Recap [Gallery]
If you’re an island guy/gal, you’re probably a Carnival junkie and know all about every Carnival staged everywhere, but for those of you who don’t, we’ve got a special treat for you. Curious about what that treat is? Keep reading to find out.
Caribana Festival of Toronto, Canada
Canada’s popular Caribbean Caribana Festival, a festival that celebrates a fusion of Caribbean cultures and traditions, began in 1967, and has grown massively since then, attracting revellers from across the globe and from every walk of life; from families to the young and adventurous, to the rich and even the famous.
The festival is held annually during the summer in the city of Toronto, Ontario, and was staged from July 5 to August 1 this year. See highlights from the street parade below.
All photos courtesy CaribanaToronto.com
Crop Over Festival of Barbados
Crop Over, known to be Barbados’ most colorful and most popular festival, originated in the 1780s, when Barbados was the largest sugar producer in the Caribbean and in the world.
Toward the end of the sugar season, a large celebration would be held to mark the completion of a successful sugar cane harvest: the Crop Over festival.
Crop Over ends in a finale entitled “Grand Kadooment,” a street parade held in Bridgetown, Barbados, in which revellers party to calypso and soca music while donning elaborate costumes.
See highlights of Grand Kadooment 2016 in the gallery below.
All photos courtesy BajanTube.com
By: Danielle Dixon
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