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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."

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The Nation Newspaper Bumper Crop-Over: "Bumper Crop-Over
Published on: 8/4/06.
by MARIA BRADSHAW
THIS CROP-OVER WEEKEND is going to be full of revelry, especially by visitors to Barbados.
Most of the airlines that service the island have been busy in recent weeks ferrying plane loads of people here, and hotels are also reporting high occupancy.
Chay Davis, consultant in corporate communications at the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) told WEEKEND NATION they were expecting a bumper Crop-Over. "