St Lucia Carnival

St Lucia Carnival

July seems to be an exciting month. While the U.S. has 4th of July, St. Lucia has Carnival.  The Carnival festival has been going for over a decade now and is one of the most festive times in st lucia.  There is a build up of anticipation before the actual Carnival and very often consists of a series of competitions to select a St Lucia Carnival queen,  upbeat songs that will make the entire Carnival a fun-time event. The competition pulls a large crowd, since persons are excited to know the outcome of winners.  Though the official dates are July 17th and 18th 2011, the St lucia Carnival season starts from 5th June.

On Carnival day, a series of colorful bands parade the st lucia city center, showing off colorful costumes, dancing to the upbeat music. The event is such a big success that it calls for closing off of main streets, causing difficulty in nearby parking.  Spectators from all over the island and the world come to be a part of this exhilarating event. It’s not only St lucian bands that put on quite a show, but the St Lucia Carnival attracts bands from guadeloupe and Martinique, two neighboring French islands.

Carnival is not only an adult event, a week before the adults carnival, a children carnival section parades the streets of Castries, showcasing young children as young as three years old, in cute carnival costumes, enjoying this festive event.  St lucia Carnival is the only time of the year where very little is worn publicly and persons of all professions take part in this exciting event.

Tourist from all over the world reserve st lucia hotels to secure a chance of being part of this cultural event. Making the mix for st lucia carnival a diversity. Come and enjoy the St Lucia Carnival.  Alot of St Lucia accommodations put on Staycation deals from July 1st – September 30th making accommodations affordable for the St Lucia carnival.

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