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Road set

The Nation Newspaper Road set: "GRAND KADOOMENT and Bridgetown Market, among the final events for the Crop-Over season, are just around the corner."


Now Bridgetown market I can take...and I think my little girl will be going for the first time..I like to look at the craft but unfortunately I don't ever end up buying anything...but I think my little girl will have a good time...Kadooment is a different ball game...I somehow get the feeling that it is becoming more and more x-rated....people working themselves in a frenzy and drinking themselves blind.....I shudder at the thought that my little girl will be jumping one day...but then again....

Barbados gears up for a 'sweet' celebration: Crop Over 2008

JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM: "Celebrations for Crop Over, Barbados's most popular festival, are now in gear and run until August 4. The festival, which dates back to the 1780s when Barbados was one of the world's foremost sugar producers, commemorates the end of the sugar cane season with an exciting and vibrant extravaganza of music and masquerade, heritage and culture. The grand finale, and a universally celebrated national holiday, known as Kadooment Day,occurs Monday, August 4 with a colourful and lively parade of costumed dancers and fireworks."

A child's view of a Barbados holiday

My holiday in Barbados: Roberta Hides, aged 12 - Americas, Travel - The Independent:

"WHAT I LIKED
I loved the yellow buses that went quite fast and played loud reggae music. The beaches were brilliant and the sea was warm. Me, my dad and my brother James went on a banana boat ride and me, my mum and James also had a donut-inflatable ride in the sea.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
One day in the capital, Bridgetown, we tried walking to the Barbados Museum in an area called St Ann's Garrison. We asked a lady for directions and she said that it was 10 minutes along the boardwalk, so we started walking. After 20 minutes going round in circles we got the bus back to our villa.


WHAT I SAW
Lots of beautiful tropical fish swimming around coral when we went snorkelling at Folkestone Marine Park and some Barbados green monkeys. I also saw a West Indies v England friendly cricket match."

Let the festivities begin ......

Let the festivities begin as Barbados celebrates Crop Over, the island’s most popular festival, through Aug. 4. Crop Over, which dates back to the 1780’s when Barbados was one of the world’s foremost sugar producers, commemorates the end of the sugar cane season with a vibrant extravaganza of music and masquerade, heritage and culture. During the final three days of Crop Over, Spring Garden Highway is the heart of the festival. The entire stretch of road is converted to a bustling marketplace of arts and crafts, foods of all kinds, plus entertainment including steel bands, dance groups, folk performers, gospel singers and calypsonians. The grand finale, and a universally celebrated national holiday, known as Kadooment Day, takes place Aug. 4 with a colourful and lively parade of costumed dancers and fireworks. (http://www.visitbarbados.org/)