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8 Global Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014

Jamaica Carnival

Jamaica.  Carnival is celebrated during Easter in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. The festival includes extravagantly costumed groups that parade and dance in the streets. Soca parties, reggae and calypso bands and a children’s parade are included, as well as other performers. Carnival was introduced to Jamaica for the first time in 1990 and quickly took root on this fun-loving island to become one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year. 

The Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town, South Africa. The Cape Town Carnival brings South Africans together to celebrate culture and heritage; the people unite in the joy of movement, rhythm, color and creativity. During the celebration, South Africans showcase art, music and dance.

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5 thoughts on “8 Global Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014

  1. Alex DaGreat says:

    how about the festivals in angola, africa?

  2. Carnival in Haiti is also a must

  3. Assegid Berhanu says:

    don't you heard about Ethiopian festival which is recorded by UNESCO as wold heritage

  4. Sorry! Proud Trini to the bone but Carnival did not originate in Trinidad. Carnival Is African which is why it is in so many Caribbean islands and and South American countries celebrate it. Please note Brazil had the most African Slaves. Carnival in America among southern blacks was called Junkanoo hundreds of years ago. This is where the word Koon came from (you know that got crushed…no memories for you). However, carnival is still celebrated in New Orleans known a Mardi gras and it is the same because they first honor the dead as Trini's do for J'Ouvert. It's and African thing we brought over during the Atlantic Slave Trade. Don't loose it. 🙂

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