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St Eustatius Carnival & Events

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St Eustatius special events throughout the year

The main event on the island, St Eustatius Carnival, is spread over ten days and takes place during the month of July and extending into August. It culminates in the carnival spirit, King Momo, being burnt.

Carnivals in the Caribbean are renowned for their vibrant music and colour. As most, but not all, of the Caribbean major festivals are of a religious nature they take place prior to Lent and finish Ash Wednesday.

There are a number of special events, not of a carnival nature, which also take place throughout the year. Below is a list of the major events as well as the major St Eustatius carnival.

St Eustatius Carnival

  • Carnival (last week of July)

Special Events in St Eustatius (Statia)

  • Queen’s Day, Dutch Queen Juliana (April 30)
  • Emancipation Day (July)
  • Golden Rock Regatta (November)
  • Statia Day – national holiday (November 16)

Carnivals and events in other Caribbean countries

As well as the St Eustatius Carnival and events do check out what’s going on in other destinations, country by country, on the Caribbean Carnivals page in the Discover section.

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