Unique Caribbean Festival

819 Words Feb 21st, 2018 3 Pages
However, a unique festival is a festival with extraordinary characteristics, and it is specific to an island or region they are not celebrated anywhere else. In the Caribbean each island has its own unique, extraordinary culture which can be seen by the exciting and enticing festivals; almost every island hosts an annual festival celebrating its unique heritage with music, dance, food, and exhibitions. Some of the festivals celebrated in the Caribbean are similar to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and Rio de Janeiro’s carnival but they are merged with local folklore, culture and religion,(Guildbolt,1999). They are highly anticipated each year by the nationals of these islands. When the season for the festivals arrives islanders get to enjoy them for weeks or a few days. There is a diversity of unique festivals celebrated in the Caribbean these festivals including Crop over in Barbados, Junkanoo in The Bahamas, and Jounen Kwéyòl in St. Lucia each has its own unique characteristics. One of the most well known festivals in Barbados is the Crop Over festival. According to Dreisinger(2010) Crop Over which was previously called the “Harvest Home” is a Barbadian folk festival which emerged due to a merger of two prominent cultures in Barbados which England and West Africa during the 15th century. The origin of the infamous Crop…

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