Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 548

Events ST. KITTS POPULATION JANUARY 1 National Carnival’s Grand Parade SIZE 42,085 (2015) 178 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Caribbean Dollars) Basseterre AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 280 C / 820 F As the island’s carnival draws to a close, masqueraders take to the streets in one big festival parade. colourful costumed carnival bands, traditional mas’ bands, calypso and soca are all part of Sugar Mas’ on the first day of the new year. JANUARY 2 Sugar Mas’ Carnival Last Lap The island’s carnival celebrations (Sugar Mas’) climaxes with a huge street party. FEBRUARY 2-7 Admirals Cup Pro-Am Golf Tournament A PGA Club Professional and three amateurs pair up to compete against other teams from golf clubs across the U.S., Canada, UK and the Caribbean. This is the only golf event of its kind with tournament rounds contested simultaneously on two different Caribbean islands. Click here for details. MARCH 31 Bente Weber Memorial Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim St. Kitts & Nevis An open-water 2.5 mile (4km) swim, starting on Oualie Beach, Nevis, going across the “Narrows” and ending on Cockleshell Beach, St. Kitts. Click here for more information.