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Festivals & Holidays in Barbados

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DateEnglish nameComments
1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
21 JanuaryErrol Barrow DayA day of tribute to Errol Barrow, the Father of the Nation.
2 AprilGood FridayFriday, the date varies
5 AprilEaster MondayMonday, the date varies
28 AprilNational Heroes’ Day
1 MayLabour Day1st Monday in May, date varies
Whit MondayMonday, the date varies
1 AugustEmancipation DayDate on which slavery was abolished on the island.
Kadooment Day1st Monday in August, date variable
30 NovemberIndependence DayThe anniversary of the national independence of Barbados, which broke away from the United Kingdom in 1966.
December 25Christmas Day
26 DecemberBoxing Day

How To Travel To Barbados

By air Sir Grantley Adams International Airport (IATA: BGI) is a major international airport for the size of Barbados, offering dozens of flights in high season from the UK and Canada, as well as the US. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have numerous flights to Barbados, while American Airlines is...

How To Travel Around Barbados

Driving is on the left-hand side. The bus system is extensive, cheap and fast if you are travelling anywhere on the main route, but a car (or mini-mobile) is the only way to see many of the more remote sights. Many drivers will book you a bus when they...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Barbados

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to enter Barbados: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia,...

Destinations in Barbados

Regions in Barbados There are eleven parishes on the island of Barbados, which can be usefully divided into four regions: BridgetownThe capital of Barbados and its surroundings in the parish of Saint Michael.East Central BarbadosThe parishes of Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph and Saint Thomas. The east coast...

Weather & Climate in Barbados

The country generally experiences two seasons, one of which contains significantly more rainfall. This period is known as the "rainy season" and lasts from June to November. In contrast, the "dry season" lasts from December to May. Annual rainfall ranges from 1,000 to 2,300 mm (40 to 90 inches)....

Accommodation & Hotels in Barbados

Barbados offers everything from cheap bed and breakfast guesthouses starting at less than $40 per day for a single person in summer to luxury accommodation in some of the world's best hotels for $1,600 in high season. Flats and flat hotels in Barbados offer the comfort of a hotel room...

Things To See in Barbados

The west coast has many luxury resorts, and it and the inland highlands have many historic sites with scenic views. Botanical Garden. Inside is a beautiful botanical garden with more information about wildlife than most similar places in the world.Cricket, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. Check if there is a match to...

Things To Do in Barbados

World-class water sports, including surfing at the Soup Bowl on the east coast and various breaks along the west coast when the swell is strong. The south coast offers great waves and a spot on the World Windsurfing Championship at Silver Sands. Drive inland and visit various plantation houses where...

Food & Drinks in Barbados

Food in Barbados The flying fish, the symbol of the islands, can be seen on coins, banknotes and menus. The flying fish is usually served lightly breaded and fried, with a yellow sauce. Be aware that this yellow sauce is made from very hot scotch bonnet peppers and onions in...

Money & Shopping in Barbados

The national currency is the Bajan dollar, but US dollars are accepted in almost all shops and restaurants. The exchange rate is fixed at 2 Bajan dollars for one US dollar. Remember that hotel money changers may insist on charging an additional percentage for the exchange (usually 5%). There are...

Language & Phrasebook in Barbados

The official language of Barbados is English. Bajan (sometimes called Barbadian Creole or Barbadian dialect) is a creole language based on Irish and English spoken by the locals. Bajan uses a mixture of West African idioms and expressions, such as Igbo, as well as British English and Irish to...

Traditions & Customs in Barbados

Despite or perhaps because of the tropical climate, Bajans tend to dress conservatively when they are not at the beach. A bikini is not welcome in town and certainly not in church. Bajans are particularly sensitive to good manners and saying "hello" to people, even strangers, earns their respect. If you...

Culture Of Barbados

Barbados has produced several great cricketers, including Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Frank Worrell. The citizens are officially called Barbadians. The term "Bajan" (pronounced BAY-jun) may be derived from a local pronunciation of the word "Barbadian", which sometimes sounds like "Bar-bajan". The biggest carnival cultural event on the island is the...

History Of Barbados

Barbados has experienced several waves of human settlement. The first wave was the group of Saladoid Barrancoids, farmers, fishermen and ceramists who arrived by canoe from the Orinoco Valley in Venezuela around 350 AD. The Arawaks, who arrived from South America around 800, formed the second wave. Arawak settlements...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Barbados

Stay Safe in Barbados Although it is generally a safe place to travel, crime has increased. Tourists should avoid certain high-risk activities, such as walking on secluded beaches, by day and by night, walking in unfamiliar residential areas or walking in remote areas away from main roads. Tourists, especially women,...



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