CULTURAL EVENTS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN THE CARIBBEAN – MAY 2021

Commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Guadeloupe on 27 May 2018 at Memorial ACTe with the Lakadémiduka association - Photo: Évelyne Chaville

MAY 2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: MANY CULTURAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED IN ALL ISLANDS, ASK THE ORGANIZERS

eyes-1850812_960_720May 1 : Indian Arrival Day – First Indians arrived from Calcutta on May 1, 1857 (GRENADA)*Photo

Martinique 13May 1 : Labor Day (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, GUADELOUPE, ANGUILLA, MARTINIQUE, ST MARTIN, ST BARTHÉLEMY, SABA, ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, BONAIRE, CUBA, CURAÇAO, SINT EUSTATIUS, MONTSERRAT, ST KITTS & NEVIS, SINT MAARTEN, ST LUCIA…)*Photo

May 1 : Labor & Agriculture Day (HAITI)

Antigue & Barbude 2May 1 : Dockyard Day (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)*Photo

May 1 : Residents Free Entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

baskets-3339638_960_720May 1&2 : Authentically Bahamian Market (BAHAMAS)*Photo

From May 1 to 2 : Batabano Carnival (CAYMAN ISLANDS) CANCELLED

Grenade-2-jpeg-1024x718From May 1 to 6 : Grenada Chocolate Festival (GRENADA)*Photo

May 2 : Dub Club – local and authentic rhythms, every Sunday (JAMAICA)

Trinidad & Tobago 1_1From May 2 to 8 : National Tourism Week (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 3 : Labor Day Holiday (ANGUILLA)

guitarist-1031087_960_720May 3 : Mojito Mondays – Music (JAMAICA)*Photo

From Mayo 3 to 8 : Festival International Romerías de Mayo en Holguín (CUBA)

bowl-3694082_960_720May 4 : Nassau Creative Market – every Tuesday (BAHAMAS)*Photo

May 5 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

popcorn-1085072_960_720From May 5 to June 4 : 25th European Online Film Festival (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

From May 5 to December 29 : Noches de Artesanías y Artes en Isabela – every Wednesday (PUERTO RICO)

May 7 : Nassau Creative Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

MonumentMay 8 : Victory Day 1945 (GUADELOUPE, MARTINIQUE, ST MARTIN, ST BARTHÉLEMY)*Photo

May 8 : Improvisation acting classes for young people by Martinique Comedy Club – every Saturday (MARTINIQUE)

Musée National Îles Cayman - Lhb1239May 8 : Residents Free Entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

May 8&9 : Authentically Bahamian Market (BAHAMAS)

From May 8 to December 19 : Week-end at the Guajataca Tunnel (PUERTO RICO)

europe-1395916_960_720May 9 : Europe Day (GUADELOUPE, MARTINIQUE, ST MARTIN, ST BARTHÉLEMY)*Photo

May 9 : Europe Day (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

violin-4333692_960_720May 9 : Caribbean Republic Festival 2021 – organized by the Delegation of the European Union and The Symphony Foundation & 8 artists selected in the Caribbean (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

rose-7634_960_720May 9 : Mother’s Day (ANGUILLA, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA, ARUBA, BAHAMAS, BONAIRE, BARBADOS, DOMINICA, GRENADA, ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, JAMAICA, CUBA, CURAÇAO, PUERTO RICO, SAINT KITTS & NEVIS, SAINT LUCIA, SINT MAARTEN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 9 : Dub Club – local and authentic rhythms, every Sunday (JAMAICA)

e-guitar-1736291_960_720May 10 : Mojito Mondays – Music (JAMAICA)*Photo

May 11 : Nassau Creative Market – every Tuesday (BAHAMAS)

brushes-3129361_960_720.jpgMay 12 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

Église de Morne-à-l'Eau (Guadeloupe)May 13 : Ascension Day *Photo

May 13 : Eid-ul-Fitr / End of Ramadan (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

horn-player-176568_960_720May 13 : Jazz Under the Stars 2021 at Green Meadows – Santa Cruz (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 14 : Nassau Creative Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

Mémorial-ACTe-2-1024x794May 15 : 17th European Night of Museums / Nuit Européenne des Musées (GUADELOUPE, MARTINIQUE)*Photo

May 15 : Improvisation acting classes for young people by Martinique Comedy Club – every Saturday (MARTINIQUE)

Musée national Îles CaïmansMay 15 : Residents Free Entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

May 15&16 : Authentically Bahamian Market (BAHAMAS)

Dominique 1May 15 & 22 : Hike Fest (DOMINICA)*Photo

records-3495706_960_720From May 15 to 23 : 24th edition Cubadisco International Fair – La Habana (CUBA)

May 16 : Dub Club – local and authentic rhythms, every Sunday (JAMAICA)

Îles Caïmans 43May 17 : Discovery Day (CAYMAN ISLANDS)*Photo

May 17 : Mojito Mondays – Music (JAMAICA)

international-2693195_960_720May 18 : Flag & University Day (HAITI)*Photo

May 18 : Nassau Creative Market – every Tuesday (BAHAMAS)

May 19 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

pelican-2882279_960_720May 20 : Art Thursday in St. Croix – 3rd Thursday of the month (US VIRGIN ISLANDS)*Photo

May 21 : Nassau Creative Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

comics-1239698_960_720From May 21 to 23 : 19th Puerto Comic Con 2021 (PUERTO RICO)*Photo POSTPONED From January 14 to 16, 2022

Monument - MartiniqueMay 22 : Commemoration of Slavery Abolition in 1848 (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

May 22 : Improvisation acting classes for young people by Martinique Comedy Club – every Saturday (MARTINIQUE)*Photo

May 22 : Residents Free Entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

claypots-1323747_960_720May 22&23 : Authentically Bahamian Market (BAHAMAS)*Photo

CARMELMay 23 : Pentecost *Photo

May 23 : National Labour Day (JAMAICA)

May 23 : National Labor Day Concert – Downtown Kingston (JAMAICA)

Trinidad & Tobago 8May 23 : Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 23 : Dub Club – local and authentic rhythms, every Sunday (JAMAICA)

L'Anse à l'Eau (Guadeloupe)May 24 : Whith Monday *Photo

May 24 : Mojito Mondays – Music (JAMAICA)

From May 24 to 31 : Mochafest – Negril (JAMAICA)

power-5508641_960_720May 25 : African Liberation Day (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 25 : Nassau Creative Market – every Tuesday (BAHAMAS)

bench-959462_960_720From May 25 to 30 : Havana’s International Poetry Festival (CUBA)*Photo

May 26 : Open Canvas at KARoo – each Wednesday night local artists gather to paint (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

latino-2463823_960_720From May 26 to 30 : 3rd Curadise Dance Xperience 2021 – Afro & latino dances (CURAÇAO)*Photo

From May 26 to 31 : 20th edition Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival (ARUBA) POSTPONED MAY 25-30, 2022

delgres-1593543_960_720May 27 : Commemoration of Slavery Abolition in 1848 (GUADELOUPE)*Photo

St-Eustache-13May 27 : Statia Taste of the Cultures – traditions, arts and crafts, food, drinks, music, entertainment etc. – every last Thursday (ST EUSTATIUS)*Photo

From May 27 to 31 : The Film & Folklore Festival 2021 (FFF) – Theme: Our Stories (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

Saint-Martin AMay 28 : Commemoration of Slavery Abolition in 1848 (ST MARTIN)*Photo

cakes-270616_960_720May 28 : People-To-People Tea Party – local ‘bush’ teas, live music, fashion show by Bahamian designers & locally-made sandwiches and pastriesLast Friday of the month (BAHAMAS)*Photo

May 28 : Nassau Creative Market – every Friday (BAHAMAS)

dance-378277_960_720From May 28 to 29 : Salsa Fiesta TnT at Queen’s Hall – St. Ann’s (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 29 : Improvisation acting classes for young people by Martinique Comedy Club – every Saturday (MARTINIQUE)

JazzMay 29 : North Coast Jazz Festival 2021 at Festival Ground – Blanchisseuse (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

May 29 : Residents Free Entry to the National Museum – every Saturday (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

wicker-3229896_960_720May 29&30 : Authentically Bahamian Market (BAHAMAS)*Photo

From May 29 to June 1 : Barduda’s Caribana Celebrations (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)

Trinidad & Tobago 36May 30 : Indian Arrival Day (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

Anguille 10May 30 : Anguilla Day (ANGUILLA)*Photo

rose-266785_960_720May 30 : Mother’s Day (GUADELOUPE, MARTINIQUE, ST MARTIN, ST BARTHÉLEMY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)*Photo

May 30 : Dub Club – local and authentic rhythms, every Sunday (JAMAICA)

mango-4788942_960_720May 30 : Mango Melee / Mango Festival (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)*Photo

flag-3432375_960_720May 31 : Memorial Day / Recordación de los Muertos de la Guerra (PUERTO RICO, US VIRGIN ISLANDS)*Photo

May 31 : Indian Arrival Day Holiday (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

Anguilla-5May 31 : Anguilla Day Holiday (ANGUILLA)*Photo

May 31 : Jag’s McCartney Day (TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS)

drum-kit-1946753_960_720May 31 : Mojito Mondays – Music (JAMAICA)*Photo

May 31 (Last Monday in May) : Memorial Day / Día de la Memoria (PUERTO RICO, US VIRGIN ISLANDS)

table-3084384_960_720May : Restaurant Week (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)*Photo

May : Saint Lucia Roots & Soul Festival (SAINT LUCIA)

performance-3202707_960_720May : Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts (SAINT LUCIA)*Photo