Culturama Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2020

Culturama Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2020
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  How long until Culturama Day?
This holiday next takes place in 319 days.
  Dates of Culturama Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis
2021 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tue, Aug 3 National Holiday
2020 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tue, Aug 4 National Holiday
2019 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tue, Aug 6 National Holiday
2018 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tue, Aug 7 National Holiday
  Summary
Similar to other carnivals in the Caribbean, Culturama highlights the cultural heritage of Saint Kitts and Nevis

When is Culturama?

Culturama is a public holiday in Saint Kitts and Nevis observed on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August.

It extends the Emancipation Day holidays by one day and is a festival that showcases the cultural heritage of the islands.

History of Culturama

If you are in St. Kitts and Nevis and hankering for a party in the long months between the end of Carnival in February/March and Sugarmas which takes place in the run-up to Christmas, then Culturama is the answer.

In 1974, the Nevis Dramatic and Cultural Society (NEDACS) felt that the Christmas festival was starting to suffer from a lack of traditional dance troupes. Their solution was to establish a new festival that would highlight and promote Nevisian heritage. They named the festival 'Culturama' and chose the August Emancipation weekend as the date.

After a rocky period in the mid-1980s, Culturama has now established itself as a key date in the calendar. And while outsiders would struggle to tell the festival apart from many other Caribbean carnivals; through many of its events, Cultarama does strive to maintain its original purpose of promoting local culture and heritage.

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