Carnival Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Carnival Day is a public holiday in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and it is observed on January 2 each year. Carnival Day is the last day of the Carnival celebrations on Saint Kitts island.

The Carnival festival, also known as Sugar Mas, lasts six weeks starting from Friday toward the end of November.

Carnival was originally celebrated the night before Lent fasting, which lasts 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter excluding Sunday in the Christian churches.

However, many Caribbean countries observe the Carnival celebrations in July or early August to commemorate the anniversary when slavery was abolished on August 1, 1834. Many islands have their celebration dates to avoid celebrating the same time as others to attract more tourists.

Sugar Mas celebrations first started in 1971, and it now becomes the most important event in the country. The celebrations have all the important elements of Carnivals such as colorful parades and street performances with music and dancing. There are also many competitions such as the National Carnival Queen Pageant and the talent pageants contests. These shows and performances attracted thousands of tourists and it is important to the local economy.

The following is the list of Carnival Day in Saint Kitts and Nevis from 2021 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Carnival DayJan 02, 2021Saturday
Carnival DayJan 02, 2022Sunday
Carnival DayJan 02, 2023Monday
Carnival DayJan 02, 2024Tuesday
Carnival DayJan 02, 2025Thursday
Carnival DayJan 02, 2026Friday

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