Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 276

MONSTERRAT GRENADA Calendar of Events 2016 Events CARRIACOU & PETITE MARTINIQUE POPULATION SIZE 105,897 (2013) 344 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Eastern Caribbean ) St. George’s AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 280 C / 820 F JANUARY . 21 50th Annual Budget Marine Spice OCTOBER Island Billfish Tournament . NOVEMBER . JANUARY 27 to DECEMBER Grenada’s main sport fishing event attracting anglers from throughout the Caribbean and beyond. FEBRUARY 1 7th Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2019 One full week of fun on the seas! Click here for more information and to register. NOVEMBER FEBRUARY 2 Alliouaguana Literary Festival Grenada Sailing Festival Book presentations and readings by guest Work Boat Regatta authors, storytelling under the stars, open mike Sailors from fishing communities in Grenada performances and literary workshops. and its sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique compete against each other in this annual event. DECEMBER Carnival MARCH 4 This Carriacou Festival runs from mid-December until Carnival New Year’s Day, and is the climax the year. The traditional Shakespeare Mas, the of island’s Calypso competitions, the Festival Queen unique Jab Jab, masqueraders, calypso, soca competition, and talent are shows, and music, street parties beauty and parades all part the parade of costumed troupes on New of this carnival. Year’s Day, as well as Masqueraders dancing in the streets. As night falls, excitement Click builds here up for events Grenada at more street ‘jump ups’ in informal dancing in the street, with exuberant crowds following a truck playing loud music. © Grenada Tourism Authority © Pure Kelsey Grenada Photo Credit: Meyer