Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 458

Events NEVIS POPULATION JULY Nevis Mango and Food Festival SIZE 12,106 (2013) 93 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Eastern Caribbean ) Charlestown AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 280 C / 820 F A celebration of mangoes. Four days of dining experiences, cooking demonstrations and master cook-along classes conducted by international and local celebrity chefs. JULY / AUGUST Culturama Nevis’ premier festival is a unique celebration of the most significant milestone in the island’s history - the emancipation of slaves in the 1830s. Twelve days of celebrating all aspects of Nevisian arts and culture. AUGUST Fruit Festival Sample a wide range of delicious dishes and drinks, tastefully prepared in the most creative ways from locally grown tropical fruits. For more information, contact the Department of Agriculture: (869) 469-5521 Ext 2086/7 SEPTEMBER The Nevis Running Festival and Marathon 10K run, Nevis ½ Marathon and Nevis Marathon Contact Greg for more information (869) 662-3975 SEPTEMBER Independence Day Celebrations St. Kitts & Nevis A public holiday celebrating St. Kitts/Nevis’ independence from Britain in 1983. Celebration includes a military parade at Grove Park. Photo Credit: Amy M.