Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 568

Events ST. KITTS POPULATION JULY 20 - 29 SIZE 42,085 (2015) 178 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Eastern Caribbean Dollar (1 US dollar equals 2.67 Caribbean Dollars) Basseterre AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 280 C / 820 F 3rd Annual St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week A celebration of St. Kitts & Nevis’ local cuisine during a week which offers visitors and nationals an opportunity to experience special menus at discounted prices across a range of restaurants. www.stkittsmusicfestival.net AUGUST 6 Emancipation Day A celebration of the abolition of slavery throughout the Caribbean, Emancipation Day is commemorated on the first Monday and Tuesday of August in St. Kitts and marks the first day of the Culturama festival. AUGUST 8 Twenty20 Cricket Tournament Popular fixture where St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots play at home in the annual Twenty20 Cricket tournament with matches at Warner Park Stadium. The games are held during August and September. SEPTEMBER 19 St. Kitts & Nevis Independence Day A public holiday celebrating St. Kitts/Nevis’ independence from Britain in 1983. For more events, visit: www.stkittstourism.kn