Caribbean Carnivals in 2020 by Day

Day by Day to Public Holidays for Caribbean Carnivals in 2020

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 The almost 'hiding away' European custom of wearing masks has been replaced by outgoing colorful and exuberant displays and parades.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 2020. It also shows the name for the holiday in each country.

Thursday January 2nd 2020

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

Sunday February 23rd 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Guyana Republic Day

Monday February 24th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Aruba Carnival Monday Celebrated on Monday before Ash Wednesday
 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Carnival Karnaval
 Curaçao Carnival Monday Monday before Ash Wednesday
 Dominica Carnival Monday Monday before Ash Wednesday
 French Guiana Carnival Monday Widely observed by the private sector
 Guadeloupe Carnival Monday Widely observed by the private sector
 Guyana Republic Day
 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Monday Most businesses are closed

Tuesday February 25th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Dominica Carnival Tuesday Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
 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

Thursday April 30th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Sint Maarten Carnival Day Postponed

Monday July 27th 2020

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

Monday August 3rd 2020

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 Festival Monday
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Mas Replacement holiday

Tuesday August 4th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Antigua and Barbuda Carnival Tuesday Tuesday after first Monday in August
 British Virgin Islands Festival Tuesday
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Culturama Day Tuesday after first Monday in August
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Mas Replacement holiday

Wednesday August 5th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 British Virgin Islands Festival Wednesday

Thursday August 6th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Anguilla August Thursday Thursday after first Monday of August

Monday August 10th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Grenada Carnival Monday Public holiday cancelled due to COVID-19

Tuesday August 11th 2020

CountryNameRemarks
 Grenada Carnival Tuesday Public holiday cancelled due to COVID-19

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