Celebration “like no other” in the Caribbean

October 19, 2007 by admin
Filed under: Airline News, Entertainment and Sport, Events, Travel and Tourism 

Celebration like no other in the Caribbean The Caribbean’s biggest festival of the year is being prepared on the island of Curacao.

Karnaval will begin on January 2nd, 2008, saturating the island with colour and costumes for a “month-long cultural mash-up”.

Featuring local dance, food and entertainment, the festival builds up to the Grand Farewell Parade on February 5th.

“Karnaval is a pure celebration of our culture,” commented Eugene Rhuggenaath, the island’s commissioner of economic affairs and tourism.

“The energy builds throughout the month to a glorious eruption of joy during the Grand Parade,” he added.

Curacao’s native music, Tumba, provides the official soundtrack to Karnaval, incorporating musical competitions for parents, children and teenagers.

UK Holidaymakers can find all they need for the perfect exotic trip on the island, from “pristine diving locations”, secluded beaches, a championship golf course and “amazing world-class fishing”.

British Airways recently unveiled a number of special offers to the Caribbean, with holiday prices starting at £745 for a week-long trip.

There has been an increase in the number of British and Irish visitors to the Caribbean in recent months.

Between January and May this year 74,000 Brits holidayed in Jamaica alone, compared to 64,893 during the same period last year.

Source: Holiday Hypermarket

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