Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 118
Image Source: www.triathlonbarbados.com
Photo Credit: barbadoscropoverfestival.com
The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados’ most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be
traced back to the 1780’s, a time when Barbados was the world’s largest producer of sugar.
At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of
another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration.
As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940’s the
festival was terminated completely. However, the festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of
Barbadian culture were infused to create the extravaganza that exists today ..... an event that attracts
thousands of people from across the globe.
October 14th, 2018
Click here to learn more about the Crop Over Festival.
Click here for a list of Crop Over events
Crop Over Festival 2018
Monday, June 25 to Wednesday, August 8
For information, visit: www.triathlonbarbados.com
Photo Credit: www.visitbarbados.org