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   Friday, November 22, 2019 

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Grenada: Events

What is happening in Grenada:

The "Spice Island", Grenada, given that name because of its impressive production of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It has a rugged mountainous interior with a number of waterfalls and rainforests. Grande Anse is one of the prettiest beaches in the world. There are a number of festive events from Carnival and Calypso celebrations.

January

  • New Year's Day - January 1 - Public Holiday
  • Spice Island Billfish Tournament

The Spice Island's Billfish Tournament is held in January attracts anglers from North America and the Caribbean as there is an attractive six figure first prize.

February

  • Independence Day - February 7
  • Carnival in Carriacou

Carriacou is a little island off of Grenada and it holds a four-day carnival in February. Grenada happily celebrates its independence from its former colonial masters, the British.

March

  • Easter Holiday - Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday; (The Easter Holiday occurs either late March or early April)

May

  • Labour Day - May 1 - National Holiday
  • Whit Monday

June

  • Corpus Christi

July

  • Carriacou Regatta - Held between Carriacou to Grenada

    August

    • Emancipation Day - (1st Monday in August)
    • Carnival - (Second weekend in August)

    The Grenada Carnival is the biggest festive occasion that is held in the island. It is held on the second weekend in August. It has competitions for calypso crown and also steel band competitions. There is also sorts of costumed revelry, a pageant and a grand finale 'jump-up' on the following Tuesday. Many of the Carnival's events are held at Queen's Park on the northern side of the capital, St. George, Grenada.

    October

    • Thanksgiving Day - October 25

    December

    • Christmas Day - 25th December - National Holiday
    • Boxing Day - National Holiday

    The Boxing Day holiday the rich took that from the British in which they boxed the foods after Christmas day, to give the less fortunate. There are dances and horse racing on this day.


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