Carnival in St. Thomas is a three-day extravaganza, which is the second largest in the Caribbean. It started back in 1912 but it did not become an annual event until 1950. It occurs after the Easter season.
Carnival brings people together which is one of the most important elements of the entire celebration. It is the blending together of the rich West Indian, African, European and American cultures that cause such exuberant and pulsating music. Carnival is the most anticipated cultural event of the year.
It is the festive celebration of music, dancing, singing, parades and masquerades. It draws on African and European customs and there is great music, exotic costumes, dancing, food and drinks. This spectacle has been growing every year in popularity and participation.
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General Information: Virgin Islands Carnival Committee, Inc. Tel. (340) 776-3112 Fax: (340) 777-9199
Tomorrow (Thursday) is the Food Fair for St. Thomas carnival. Firday is the Children's Parade, Saturday, the adult parade.
Alize will be there, together with a host of Virgin Islands living on the Mainland who will be returning home for the festivities. Lots of people from St. Croix will also be boating and jetting over. Some left yesterday, some will just go over for the big parade. I once went on the day of the big parade and left for the airport to return home when the parade wasn't even halfway over. I'll watch it on TV.
St. Croix, USVI Carnival is usually The first Friday (Childrens parade) and Saturday (Adults And Three kings Day Parade) of the new year. Carnival season runs from December 24th -January 6th (three Kings Day).
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Note: Event dates are subject to change. Please contact the event organizer before making travel plans.
Carnival Connection: Your source for Caribbean Carnival Festival Information, including festival dates, parade information, contact information and links to official websites. Includes information about Mardi Gras, Trini-Style Carnival and other related festivals.
Where's the current dates? - Unlike other websites, CaribbeanChoice only publishes the official dates as released by the carnival organizer. Most other websites simply guess what next year's dates are. We don't do that. We want to make sure our information is as accurate as possible.
This page will be updated as soon as we get the official dates from the event organizer, or they post it on their official website, whichever comes first.
Note: We haven't heard anything from this carnival in awhile. It may not be held anymore. If you have information about this carnival, please contact us.