St. Lucia-Lucian Carnival-parade of the bands July 18th & 19th 2016
Lucian carnival as it is known as, has become one of the best in the Caribbean Lucian Carnival pays homage to the island’s African and Catholic heritage. Once held to mark the end of the Lenten season, the festival was relocated in the late 90s to accommodate the island’s thriving tourism industry, and to eliminate competition with the popular Trinidadian Carnival.
Lucian Carnival is a week of activities that includes J’ouvert, (pre-dawn street party), Calypso and beauty competitions, culminating on the Monday and Tuesday, parade of the bands. The parade of the bands is a fun, colorful, energy filled event which showcases the different carnival bands costumes; with revelers dancing down the street. For more information visit- http://www.stluciancarnival.com/