Saint Martin Festivals
Carnival is held pre-Lent and most of the events are on the waterfront in Marigot. It is not as big and grandiose as on the Dutch side, where carnival is held a few weeks later, but there are calypso and beauty contests and a Grand Parade.
Bastille Day (14 July) has live music, jump-ups and boat races; the celebrations move to Grand Case the weekend after (more fun) for Schoelcher Day on 21 July.
In Grand Case on New Year’s Day there is a small parade with live music, while at Easter another parade is held with a lot of dancing.
- New Year’s Day;
- Easter Sunday;
- Easter Monday;
- Labour Day on 1 May;
- Ascension Day;
- Whit Monday; 8 May
- VE Day; 27 May
- Slavery Abolition Day;
- National/Bastille Day on 14 July;
- Schoelcher Day on 21 July;
- Assumption Day in August;
- All Saints Day on 1 November;
- All Souls Day on 2 November
- Armistice Day on 11 November and
- Christmas Day.
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