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Festivals & Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda

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The national carnival, held every August, commemorates the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies, although on some islands the carnival may celebrate the arrival of Lent. Its festive shows, pageants and other activities are a major tourist attraction.

Public Holidays in Antigua and Barbuda

DateEnglish nameComments
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
March-April VariableGood Friday
March-April VariableEaster Monday
First Monday in MayLabour DayCharacterised by songs, dances and free transport to the festival sites.
May 16Whit Monday
1 AugustCarnival – J’Ouvert Tomorrow
2 AugustCarnival – Last Round
1 NovemberIndependence DayOften combined with a fashion show
9 DecemberNational Heroes’ DayCommemoration through speeches and family
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day
27 DecemberChristmas Tribute Day

How To Travel To Antigua and Barbuda

By airV.C. Bird International (IATA: ANU) is located in the north-east of Antigua, on the outskirts of St. John's, and is the country's main international airport. The airport offers flights to the United States, Canada, Europe and other Caribbean islands.LIAT (Leeward Islands Air Transport Services), based in Antigua, offers flights...

How To Travel Around Antigua and Barbuda

Tourists mainly travel by taxi or through tour operators. For tourists on a budget, however, the bus service is acceptable but slow. Unfortunately, the most beautiful places are only accessible by your own means. But if you stay for a week or more, car rental prices become quite reasonable.To/from...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Antigua and...

All EU citizens can enter without a visa.Citizens of the following countries can also enter without a visa: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Dominica, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives,...

Destinations in Antigua and Barbuda

Regions in Antigua and BarbudaAntiguaThe main island and one of the most important tourist destinations in the CaribbeanBarbudaFew people, even fewer facilities, beautiful beachesRodondaSmall uninhabited islandCities in Antigua and BarbudaSaint John's - Capital, on the island of AntiguaCodrington - A town on the island of Barbuda.Dickenson BayEnglish portFalmouthHalf Moon...

Weather & Climate in Antigua and Barbuda

Rainfall averages 990 mm per year, with considerable seasonal variation. Generally, the wettest period is between September and November. The islands generally have low humidity and recurrent droughts. Hurricanes strike on average once a year. Temperatures average 27°C and range from 23°C in winter to 30°C in summer and...

Accommodation & Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda

There are many hotels in Antigua, so finding one should not be a big problem.Antigua Holiday Villas, +1-268 462-6266. St. John's,Coconut Beach Club, Yepton Estate, St. John's, Antigua, +1 268 462-3239, toll free: +1 877 385-6517. A charming all-inclusive resort, mainly for couples.CocobayResort, Valley Church, St Mary's, Antigua, +1-268-562-2400....

Food & Drinks in Antigua and Barbuda

Food in Antigua and BarbudaThe national dish is fungie (pronounced foon-gee) and pepperpot. Fungie is a dish very similar to Italian polenta, as it is made mainly from maize flour. Other local dishes include ducana, seasoned rice, salt fish and lobster (from Barbuda). Local sweets include sugar cakes, caramel,...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Antigua and...

Stay safe in Antigua and BarbudaAlthough Antigua is generally safe, you should protect your purses and wallets. Walk only with the money you need, avoid street urchins and vagrants, and don't be afraid to ask for help. If you rent a car, park in a well-lit area.Homosexual acts between...



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