Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 22
Anguilla Summer Festival
August 1-12, 2018
This Festival is an annual event that takes place in early August. It’s a time for boat racing,
pageants, parties and all-round summer fun!
As described by www.anguillasummerfestival.com :
Summer Festival on Anguilla is a typical Caribbean emancipation celebration, it has been
occurring on the island for over a quarter century. It’s roots however, are found in the decades of
old traditional August Monday fairs, bazaars and the old-time Christmas festivities, which features
many African influenced cultural expressions of island life. These activities were organized by the
churches and featured wirewalkers, May pole dancers, Mock-a-Jumbies and games, among other
Today’s festivities still exude the same charm and spirit of those early days of festivities. Carnival
as we know it today is a reflection of a typical contemporary Caribbean Carnival. The Anguilla
Summer Festival Committee’s goal is to revive the traditional art forms and merge them with their
modern prospective of mass playing and cultural extravaganzas.
Click here to read more about this annual event.
Photos © www.anguillasummerfestival.com