Holetown Festival 2020

When: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020
Holetown Festival Parades - Barbados - Photo by: www.holetownfestivalbarbados.org
Holetown Festival Parades
Holetown Festival Parades - Barbados
Photo by: www.holetownfestivalbarbados.org

Holetown is located on west Barbados. The city marks, every year since 1977, the the arrival of the first eighty English colonists who landed on Holetown shore with ten African slaves who were kidnapped during the journey.

The festival celebrates the arrival of the “William and John” settlers’ boat that reached Holetown on the second half of February 1627. With its arrival, Barbados Island became British colony.

During the festival, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands , therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The festival’s events are held in open air. Lot of entertainment performances is held: Gospel, Classical, Tuk Band and Calypso concerts, folklore dancing shows, etc…

In addition, a handcraft and food market is held, parade of bands and vintage cars and various cruising competitions.
The program, lineup details, time tables, venues and more can be found on the festival website (See below).

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Holetown and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Holetown:
Booking.com
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Holetown festival website 
1.246.836.7166 

Country Information

Capital:
Bridgetown
Currency:
Barbadian dollar (BBD)
Voltage and Frequency:
115V 50 Hz
Dialing country code:
+1-246
Time Zone:
UTC -4
Language:
English
Location:
Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela.
Climate:
Tropical; rainy season (June to October).
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Barbados Tourism Authority Harbour Road, Bridgetown Barbados Telephone: +1 (246) 427-2623 Fax: +1 (246) 426-4080
Barbados background and overview
The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. Slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished.
The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
246
Longitude:
-59.638056°
Latitude:
13.186667°

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