Get Ready for…
Caribbean Carnival Season
Music – Costumes – Troupes – Floats – J’Ouvert – Parades
If you are in the area, next week it’s in full swing, with the BVI emancipation celebration bank holiday stretching from Saturday August 3rd, through Wednesday August 7th. Along with banks, many local provisioners and marine suppliers will be closed. Obviously the celebrations are Caribbean-wide.
The BVI is not alone, carnival celebrations during the next couple weeks also take place on:
Carnival in the BVI
Carnival in the BVI is called ” The Festival”. On Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere in the Caribbean, Emancipation of the end of slavery in the British Empire in 1834 is celebrated during Festival.
This means Bank Holidays, and pretty much everything else is closed too. Banks on Tortola are closed from Saturday through Wednesday reopening on Thursday August 8th.
“Festival” in the Caribbean involves lots of live music, fun, eating, drinking and partying centered around “The Village” in Road Town, Tortola. The Village located in Road Town is an area with vendors selling local food, drinks and adult beverages with a stage at its center for performances. There is a Grand Parade with Floats and bands parading through the streets of Road Town, Tortola.
BVI visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the local festivities and to view some of the local culture. So, if you are visiting Tortola and the BVI during Festival HAVE FUN !!!