Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 670

TURKS & CAICOS POPULATION SIZE 33,098 (2013) 417 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English Cockburn Town CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE United States Dollar 300 C / 860 F EVENTS JANUARY 1 New Years Junkanoo Very similar to carnival in the other islands, the Junkanoo sees costumed revelers taking to the streets to welcome the new year, accompanied by music and dancing. It is a colourful expression of the history and culture that is related to the days of slavery when slaves were allowed this day only to celebrate with friends and family. FEBRUARY 2 Annual Chocolate Lovers Showcase The Salvation Army benefits from this event which explores the many creative ways chocolate can be prepared. The event will be held at the Palms. MARCH 7 - 10 9th Annual Wine Cellar Golf and Fishing Tournament Fun and competitive events with all funds going to charities on the island. golfandfishingtci.com Photo Credit: Turks and Caicos Tourism