Festival Fever: Kadooment Day4th August, 2013
Kadooment Day is the culmination of the Crop Over Season, and is held on the first Monday of August. Kadooment is a Bajan word, and can be defined as “a big occasion filled with fun and merriment.” In a Carnival-like manner, a parade of elaborately costumed bands revel the streets, and the party ends at the beach-front Spring Garden Highway. Revelers must register with a band if they wish to partake in the “jump up.” Spectators can view the colourful bands from the roadside, and for revelers and spectators alike, food and drink are sold at different points along the route. The bands have massive music trucks which fill the air with the favourite calypso and soca music. With all of the music surrounding the people dressed in their beautifully decorated costumes, the energy and atmosphere is simply thrilling and very exciting! All locals and visitors love to be a part of this massive, grand occasion!