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   Sunday, August 25, 2019 

Barbados: Events

What is happening in Barbados:

The Barbados year is marked by a number of festive events from Cohobblopot, Crop Over with Calypsos, music and other festive celebrations along with International fishing tournaments and weekly street parties.

January

  • New Year's Day, Jan 1
  • Barbados' Jazz Festival
  • Barbados Horticultural society's open garden program begins
  • Error Barrow day - National Holiday
  • Barbados Red Stripe Cricket Competition
  • Regional Cricket Series begins

February

  • Barbados Horticultural Society's Annual Flower Show
  • Mount Gay International Regatta
  • Environmental Awareness Group field Trip
  • Barbados National Trust
  • Holetown Festival
  • Mountain Bike Festival

March

  • Sandy Lane Golf Cup Race
  • Holder's Opera Season (Opera, Drama and Sports)
  • Caribbean Atlantic Cricket Cup
  • Easter Holidays (Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday usually occur either late March or early April)
  • Easter Monday - Public Holiday

April

  • Oistins Fish Festival
  • Caribbean Atlantic Cricket Cup
  • Congaline Street Festival

May

  • Labour Day - May 1 - National Holiday
  • Junior International All Star slam dunk Basketball and shoot out
  • March for Jesus
  • Whit Monday - National Holiday
  • GospelFest
  • Celtic Festival

June

  • Crop Over Events Continue

July

  • Crop Over Festival
  • Caribbean Story-Telling Festival
  • Sir Garfield Sobers International schools Cricket tournament

The Sir Garfield Sobers competition is named after the famous Barbadian cricketer, has become a major international event attracting worldwide participation.

August

  • International Schools Netball Festival
  • Cohobblopot
  • Pic-o-de-Crop
  • Kadooment Day
  • Banks Hockey Festival

September

  • Art Exhibition at Queen's Park Art Gallery
  • International In-Line Roller Hockey

October

  • Art Exhibition at Queen's Park Art Gallery
  • United Nations Day - National Holiday
  • World Gospel Fest
  • Sun, Sea and Slams International Bridge Festival
  • Barbados Festival of Golf
  • Barbados International Triathlon
  • The Blade Festival - begins

November

  • The Blade Festival - continues
  • Sir Garfield Sobers Seniors (Over 50) Cricket Festival
  • Sprite Caribbean Surfing Championship
  • National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA)

December

  • Run Barbados Road Race Series
  • Run Barbados Road Race Series
  • United Insurance Barbados Open Golf Tournament
  • Christmas Classic Barbados/Atlantic College Basketball
  • Christmas Day - 25th December - National Holiday
  • Boxing Day - National Holiday
  • New Year's Eve - generally considered as a half holiday

The Boxing Day holiday the rich took that from the British in which they boxed the foods after Christmas day, to give the less fortunate. There are dances and horse racing on this day.


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