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Antigua Gears up to Celebrate 60 years of Carnival

Antigua Gears up to Celebrate 60 years of Carnival

Summer 2017 marks a milestone on the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda – the 60th anniversary of Carnival. The 10-day festival is filled with colourful costumes, music, beauty pageants, dancing, street foods and island cocktails. The celebrations run from July 28 – August 8. This year’s theme is Experience Greatness and visitors can expect an explosion of colour, Caribbean music, and artistry. Party events range from the Party Monarch and Calypso Monarch competitions of Calypsonians, the Panorama steel band competition, and the spectacular Parade of Bands to the Miss Antigua Pageant and the Caribbean Queen’s Competition.

Carnival is one of the best times to visit Antigua to get a real insight into the local culture of the country.

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