Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 108

EVENTS BARBADOS JULY 4 - 8 Dive Fest Barbados POPULATION 284,644 (2013) 431 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Barbadian Dollar (1 US dollar equals 1.98 Barbadian Dollars) This event will feature water awareness programs, scuba and freediving demonstrations, beach clean ups, conservation tips, lionfish hunting and tasting, as well as scuba dives all over the island. www.divefestbarbados.com SIZE Bridgetown AVERAGE TEMPERATURE JULY 300 C / 860 F Barbados Crop Over Festival This annual festival is a traditional celebration of the end of the sugar cane harvest, dating back to the 1780’s. It begins with the Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes and the crowning of the King and Queen of the Festival. It culminates with the Grand Kadooment Day carnival festival. AUGUST 19 - 25 International Hockey Festival An Annual field hockey event with participating teams coming from various countries of the world including host country Barbados, other Caribbean islands, the U.K. South America and Europe. Click here for more information about these and other events. Photo Credit: Joe Ross