Coined the ‘sweetest summer festival’, Crop Over is a two month celebration of all that is truly ‘Bajan’. An expression of culture through music, dance, Crop Over dates back to the days of slavery in Barbados when the labourers would celebrate the end of crop season with their own singing and dancing. Today, Crop Over is a series of events organised by the National Cultural Foundation that include calypso competitions, soca parties and outdoor markets.
The culmination of Crop Over is Grand Kadooment Day, which is Barbados’ own carnival. Costumed revellers take to the streets in organised bands and follow a route from Warrens down to Spring Garden. Easily one of the most anticipated days on the Barbadian calendar, Kadooment Day is one where locals and visitors alike dance the day away, keeping in tune to the sweetest soca music. There is no feeling quite like what is achieved on Kadooment Day, it can be described as nothing less than euphoric, and should not be missed.