CULTURAL EVENTS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN THE CARIBBEAN – DECEMBER 2019

Ary CHALUS, President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, at "Jou a Tradisyon" in Jarry, Baie-Mahault, in 2015 (GUADELOUPE)

DECEMBER 2019

Barbade 25From July 19 to December 31 : Fridays Festive (BARBADOS)*Photo

From October 27 to December 1 : Utopia Kizomba Festival Curaçao 2019 (CURAÇAO)

carnival-3075911_960_720From November 22 to January 4 : St Kitts & Nevis National Carnival – Sugar Mas (ST KITTS & NEVIS)*Photo

Montserrat 12From November 23, 2019 to January 1, 2020 : Montserrat Festival (MONTSERRAT)*Photo

From November 25 to December 7 : Festival des Quatre Chemins – Theatre (HAITI)

Jazz Frédéric ThalyFrom November 29 to December 8 : Martinique Jazz Festival (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

From November 30 to December 1 : Gemonite’s Moods of Pan Festival (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)

lobster-3453_960_720From November 30 to December 1 : 7th Anegada Lobster Festival (BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS)*Photo

Kasika 1From November 30 to December 23 : Chanté Nwèl with Kasika associationChristmas songs (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

December 1 : 11th annual Carols by Candlelight (GRENADA)

colonial-1961674_960_720December 1 : Grupo Bonyé – merengué, son, jazz, every Sunday in the Ruines of San Francisco (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

christmas-2914850_960_720From December 1 to 24 : Nwèl Kakadò – show, Christmas songs, music, local food & drinks etc. In Vieux-Habitants (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

From December 1 to 24 : Chanté Nwèl – Christmas songs everywhere on the island (MARTINIQUE)

Bahamas Fort Charlotte 1December 2 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Monday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 3 : Sinterklass Fair (CURAÇAO)

_copie-0_17426160_342425042819643_5571137836802049796_nDecember 3 : “Bonbini” Festival – every Tuesday evening at Fort Zoutman (ARUBA)*Photo

December 3 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Tuesday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

alcohol-21759_960_720December 4 : Creative Nassau Market – every Wednesday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 4 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Wednesday for children (MARTINIQUE)

brush-2927793_960_720December 4 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 4 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Wednesday (BAHAMAS)

Aruba 104December 5 : St Nicolas day (ARUBA)*Photo

December 5 : “Carubbian” Festival – every Thursday evening in San Nicolas (ARUBA)

Curaçao-7December 5 : Punda Thursday Vibes (CURAÇAO)*Photo

From December 5 to 15 : Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (CUBA)

government-963373_960_720December 6 : Changing of the Guard Ceremony in Nassau in front of the Governor’s House (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 6 : Nassau Creative Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

Rép Dom 44December 6 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Friday at the Plaza de España – Christmas edition (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

From December 6 to 7 : Portland Paradise Weekend (JAMAICA)

JOU A TRADISYON 2LK_8747_1bFrom December 6 au 23 : 16th edition Jarry en Fête – Baie-Mahault (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

From December 6 to January 10 : 5th Anonymous Charity Art Show (BARBADOS)

Chèz an nou bèl 3December 7 : 13th edition Chèz An Nou Bèl – Visual Arts – Basse-Terre (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

Hennesy Artistry 1December 7 : The Hennessy Artistry Show (BARBADOS)*Photo

December 7 : Annual Tree Lighting & Music in the Garden (BAHAMAS)

lights-1088141_960_720December 7 : La Magie des Lanternes with the association Pli Bèl Lari (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

December 7 : Authentically Bahamian Marketplace – Craft (BAHAMAS)

December 7 : Punta Cana Christmas Fair (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

guavas-2898910_960_720December 7 : Guava and Coconut Festival – Goyave (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

December 7 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Saturday for adults (MARTINIQUE)

doll-1749833_960_720December 7 : Storytime at The Library – every Saturday at George Town Public Library (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 7 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

Rép. Dom. Plaza de EspanaDecember 7 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Saturday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

December 7 : Residents free entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

From December 7 to 8 : Pietermaia Christmas Fair 2019 (CURAÇAO)

flower-4590184_960_720From December 7 to 15 : 4th Martinique International Floralies (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

From December 7 to 23 : International Craft Fair FIART 2019 (CUBA)

Hennesy Artistry 2December 8 : The Hennessy Artistry on the Beach (BARBADOS)*Photo

December 8 : Authentically Bahamian Marketplace – Craft (BAHAMAS)

Rép Dom 24December 8 : Grupo Bonyé – merengue, son, jazz, chaque dimanche dans les Ruines de San Francisco (RÉPUBLIQUE DOMINICAINE)*Photo

December 9 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Monday (BAHAMAS)

BIFF - DFrom December 9 to 15 : 16th Bahamas International Film Festival – BIFF (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 10 : Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – San Salvador (BAHAMAS)

forest-1737308_960_720December 10 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Tuesday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

_copie-0_Aruba 12December 10 : “Bonbini” Festival – every Tuesday evening at Fort Zoutman (ARUBA)*Photo

December 11 : Creative Nassau Market – every Wednesday (BAHAMAS)

easel-516957_960_720December 11 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Wednesday for children (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

December 11 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Wednesday (BAHAMAS)

brush-3068340_960_720December 11 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

From December 11 to 15 : 2nd International Contemporary Art Fair ARTFORO (RÉPUBLIQUE DOMINICAINE)

christmas-2945213_960_720December 12 : Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – The Exumas (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 12 : “Carubbian” Festival – every Thursday evening in San Nicolas (ARUBA)

face-3182508_960_720December 12 : Art Thursday in the city of Christiansted, St Croix island (US VIRGIN ISLANDS)*Photo

Curaçao 9December 12 : Punda Thursday Vibes (CURAÇAO)*Photo

December 13 : Rastafari Rootz Fest (JAMAICA)

candlelight-1433175_960_720December 13 : Festival of Lights & Renewal (St. LUCIA)*Photo

December 13 : Nassau Creative Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

Santo Domingo 1December 13 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Friday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

From December 13 to 15 : Carriacou Parang Festival – Traditional culture with big drum, quadrille, dancing, theatre etc. (GRENADA)

December 14 : Authentically Bahamian Marketplace – Craft (BAHAMAS)

République Dominicaine 2December 14 : Long Night of Museums – from 9:00 am to midnight (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

December 14 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Saturday for adults (MARTINIQUE)

full-moon-1372783_960_720December 14 : Storytime at The Library – every Saturday at George Town Public Library (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 14 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

Santo Domingo 3December 14 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Saturday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

December 14 : Residents free entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

Jou a tradisyon 1December 15 : Jou a Tradisyon (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

December 15 : Authentically Bahamian Marketplace – Craft (BAHAMAS)

king-willem-alexander-109490_960_720December 15 : Kingdom Day (BONAIRE, SINT MAARTEN, SAINT-EUSTATIUS)*Photo

December 15 : Grupo Bonyé at the Colonial City – merengue, jazz and son held every Sunday in the Ruinas de San Francisco (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

Bahamas Fort Charlotte 6December 16 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Monday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

From December 16 to 24 : 106th edition National Nine Mornings Festival – songs, music, food etc. (ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES)

advent-1756251_960_720December 17 : Christmas market (CURAÇAO)*Photo

December 17 : 29th National Biennial Visual Arts (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

December 17 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Tuesday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

_copie-0_Aruba 120_1December 17 : “Bonbini” Festival – every Tuesday evening at Fort Zoutman (ARUBA)*Photo

December 18 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

tableware-1571068_960_720December 18 : Creative Nassau Market – every Wednesday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 18 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Wednesday (BAHAMAS)

brush-2847613_960_720December 18 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Wednesday for children (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

December 19 : Punda Thursday Vibes (CURAÇAO)

Aruba - DanceDecember 19 : “Carubbian” Festival – every Thursday evening in San Nicolas (ARUBA)*Photo

December 20 : Léwòz aka Man Soso / Gwoka – Baie-Mahault (GUADELOUPE)

trumpet-7975_960_720December 20 : Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted – 3rd Friday of the month (US VIRGIN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 20 : Creative Nassau Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

Santo Domingo xDecember 20 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Friday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

Palais-Gouverneur-Bahamas-1024x700December 20 : Changing of the Guard Ceremony in Nassau in front of the Governor’s House (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 21 : Bonaire Christmas Shopping Night 2019 (BONAIRE)

curacao-926364_960_720December 21 : Kaya Kaya Street Party – Otrobanda (CURAÇAO)*Photo

December 21 : Authentically Bahamian Marketplace – Craft (BAHAMAS)

sheep-1596376_960_720December 21 : Storytime at The Library – every Saturday at George Town Public Library (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 21 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Saturday for adults (MARTINIQUE)

Musée national Îles CaïmansDecember 21 : Residents free entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 21 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Saturday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

teddy-bear-2855982_960_720December 21 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 22 : Grupo Bonyé – merengué, son, jazz, every Sunday in the Ruines of San Francisco (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

Bahamas Fort Charlotte 4December 23 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Monday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 24 : Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Bimini (BAHAMAS)

Aruba 51December 24 : “Bonbini” Festival – every Tuesday evening at Fort Zoutman (ARUBA)*Photo

book-1012275_960_720December 24 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Tuesday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

Noël-Guadeloupe-2aDecember 24 : Christmas Eve *Photo

Noël Guadeloupe 1aDecember 25 : Christmas Day *Photo

December 25 : Boxing Day Junkanoo Celebration (BAHAMAS)

Curaçao 17December 26 : Boxing Day – Public Holiday (DOMINICA ; ANTIGUA ; GRENADA ; MONTSERRAT ; ANGUILLA ; TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ; ST KITTS & NEVIS ; ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES ; THE BAHAMAS ; SABA ; BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ; ST LUCIA ; CAYMAN ISLANDS ; JAMAICA ; CURAÇAO ; BONAIRE ; ARUBA ; SINT MAARTEN ; ST EUSTATIUS…)*Photo

MaskanooDecember 26 : Maskanoo in Provinciales (TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS)*Photo

10- St Eustache 31 octDecember 26 : Statia Taste of the Cultures – traditions, arts and crafts, food, drinks, music, entertainment etc. – every last Thursday (ST EUSTATIUS)*Photo

December 26 : Punda Thursday Vibes (CURAÇAO)

Aruba 119December 26 : “Carubbian” Festival – every Thursday evening in San Nicolas (ARUBA)*Photo

15781156_299641993764615_1332095380268879604_nDecember 27 : Dande Festival (ARUBA)*Photo

December 27 : Insomnia Festival (CURAÇAO)

hats-597542_960_720December 27 : Creative Nassau Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

December 27 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Friday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

December 28 : Residents free entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

Bonaire iDecember 28 : Cultural event “Nos Zjilea” in Rincon – local arts & crafts, plants & vegetables, educative presentations, food, live music (BONAIRE)*Photo

December 28 : Storytime at The Library – every Saturday at George Town Public Library (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

the-witch-2829797_960_720December 28 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

December 28 : Santo Domingo de Fiesta – every Saturday at the Plaza de España (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)

craft-2764694_960_720December 28 : Drawing & Painting Workshops at Centre d’Interprétation Paul Gauguin in Le Carbet – Saturday for adults (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

Kalakaswé 59December 29 : Kalakaswé at the Memorial ACTe (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

Rép-Dom-10December 29 : Grupo Bonyé – merengué, son, jazz, every Sunday in the Ruines of San Francisco (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

December 30 : Living History at Fort Charlotte – every Monday (BAHAMAS)

Montserrat - CarnavalDecember 31 : Montserrat Day (MONTSERRAT)*Photo

fireworks-2178924_960_720December 31 : Harbour Fest & Fireworks on the Waterfront (JAMAICA)*Photo

December 31 : “Bonbini” Festival – every Tuesday evening at Fort Zoutman (ARUBA)

December 31 : Story Time – Books & Songs for children in Camana Bay, every Tuesday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

fireworks-2248223_960_720December 31 : New Year’s Eve *Photo