Caribbean Carnivals in 2021 by Day

Day by Day to Public Holidays for Caribbean Carnivals in 2021

The tradition of a Carnival in the Caribbean came with the colonials who arrived from Europe, particularly the Spanish and French. The modern Carnivals in Latin America and the Caribbean have been hugely influenced by customs brought by African slaves. The almost 'hiding away' European custom of wearing masks has been replaced by outgoing colorful and exuberant displays and parades. This guide shows which countries observe this holiday on each day in 2021. It also shows the name for the holiday in each country.

Saturday January 2nd 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Carnival Day National Carnival Last Lap Parade

Monday February 15th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Aruba Carnival Monday Monday before Ash Wednesday
 Curaçao Carnival Monday Monday before Ash Wednesday
 Dominica Carnival Monday Cancelled
 French Guiana Carnival Monday Widely observed by the private sector
 Guadeloupe Carnival Monday Widely observed by the private sector
 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Monday Most businesses are closed

Tuesday February 16th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Dominica Carnival Tuesday Cancelled
 French Guiana Mardi Gras Widely observed by the private sector
 Guadeloupe Mardi Gras Widely observed by the private sector
 Haiti Carnival Tuesday Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Tuesday Most businesses are closed

Tuesday February 23rd 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Guyana Republic Day

Friday April 30th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Sint Maarten Carnival Day

Monday July 5th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Mas Usually First Monday in July

Tuesday July 6th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Mas Day After Carnival Monday

Monday July 26th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Carnival Monday Saba. Last Monday in July

Monday August 2nd 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Anguilla August Monday First Monday of August
 Antigua and Barbuda Carnival Monday First Monday in August
 Barbados Kadooment Day 1st Monday in August
 British Virgin Islands Emancipation Monday

Tuesday August 3rd 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Antigua and Barbuda Carnival Tuesday Tuesday after first Monday in August
 British Virgin Islands Emancipation Tuesday
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Culturama Day Tuesday after first Monday in August

Wednesday August 4th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 British Virgin Islands Emancipation Wednesday

Thursday August 5th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Anguilla August Thursday Thursday after first Monday of August

Monday August 9th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Grenada Carnival Monday Monday before Second Tuesday in August

Tuesday August 10th 2021

CountryNameRemarks
 Grenada Carnival Tuesday Second Tuesday in August

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