English is the only official language. St. Kitts Creole is also widely spoken.
St Kitts and Nevis is known for a number of musical celebrations, including Carnival (18 December to 3 January in St Kitts). The last week of June is dedicated to the St Kitts Music Festival, while Culturama Week in Nevis runs from late July to early August.
Other festivals on the island of St. Kitts include Inner City Fest, in February in Molineaux; Green Valley Festival, usually around Whit Monday in the village of Cayon; Easterama, around Easter in the village of Sandy Point; Fest-Tab, in July or August in the village of Tabernacle; and Capisterre Fest, around Independence Day of St. Kitts and Nevis (19 September) in the Capisterre area. These celebrations usually include parades, street dances and salsa, jazz, soca, calypso and steelpan music.
The film Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) was shot in St. Kitts.