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October 21, 2017
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The Caribbean jumps up

While Canadians are hibernating, much of the Caribbean is gearing up for its carnival season. If you’re visiting this winter, you might get a chance to experience one. The traditions differ from island to island, but no matter where you are, expect lots of colourful costumes, good music, great food and round-the-clock parties. The festivities usually begin in January and last through the end of February, culminating in a huge parade and celebration on carnival day.

  • Aruba Carnival runs from February 21 to 25. www.aruba.com.
  • Bonaire Carnival begins February 21 and lasts through February 25. www.tourismbonaire.com .
  • Celebrations in Curaçao run from February to 22 to 24. http://curacaocarnival.info .
  • Mas Dominik, Dominica’s carnival, takes place on February 23 and 24. www.dominica.dm .
  • Martinique’s festivities take place February 22 to 24. www.martinique.org .
  • Mardi Croix, St. Croix’s big fete, is scheduled for February 21 this year. www.gotostcroix.com .
  • The biggest of the bunch, Trinidad & Tobago’s carnival, begins in the wee hours of February 23 and lasts until the end of the 24. www.gotrinidadandtobago.com .

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