Caribbean Tourism

Festivals

St Kitts & Nevis are very proud of their masquerade traditions The liveliest time to visit St Kitts is for the carnival held over Christmas and the New Year. It gets bigger and better every year with parades, calypso competitions and street dancing. For details, contact the Department of Tourism. St Kitts also holds a music festival at the end of June; four nights of calypso, reggae, R&B, jazz, street style, gospel, country and western and rap, with local and famous overseas artists.


On Nevis, the annual equivalent of carnival is Culturama, held in end-July and August, finishing on the first Monday in August. There is a Queen show, calypso competition, local bands and guest bands and many ‘street jams’. The Nevis Tourist Office has full details or contact the Department of Culture, T4695521, Mon-Fri 0800-1600.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day (1 Jan)
  • Carnival Day/Las’ Lap (2 Jan)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day (1st Mon in May)
  • Whit Monday (end of May)
  • The Queen’s birthday (June)
  • Aug Mon/Emancipation Day (beginning of the month)
  • National Heroes Day (16 Sep)
  • Independence Day (19 Sep)
  • Christmas Day (25 Dec)
  • Boxing Day (26 Dec)

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