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Antigua Carnival 2016 Recap [Gallery]

andy-e-williams-antigua-carnivalAntigua’s Carnival, staged annually from the end of July to the first Tuesday of August, is a ten-day-long festival comprising the wearing of elaborate costumes, the hosting of beauty pageants, and various pre-street parade Calypso/Soca concerts and competitions.

Carnival in Antigua and Barbuda was introduced in 1957, replacing their former “Old-Time Christmas” festival in a bid to boost tourism on the twin island.

 

Antigua’s 2016 Carnival celebrations came to a climax on Tuesday, with a burst of color and revelry.

Did you miss out on the fun? See the gallery below for what you missed.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

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