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6 Reasons Why Antigua's Carnival Is The Best Carnival

Megan Younger - Antigua Carnival Parade

For most people, kicking off your holiday in the wee hours of the morning can be an exhausting, curmudgeon-inducing thing. But then we'd surmise that most people haven't enjoyed the bewildering life experience of what it's like to walk straight into the 3am hubbub of Antigua's hyper-colourful, wonderfully chaotic and overwhelmingly inviting 12-day Carnival.

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And...the Calypso conversation begins!

2017 Calypso Workshop held at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre

Today’s workshop organised by the Cultural Development Division drew basically the same crowd. One person commented on Facebook that it was more or less ‘preaching to the converted’ and recommended that the workshops be taken to the schools or wherever the youngsters are.

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2017 Weekly Music Workshops (Soca & Calypso)

Cultural Development Division

The Culture Development Division presents a series of workshops designed to uplift the Art. Sessions begin Saturday 13, May from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

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2017 Carnival Fever Is In The Air

Claudette Peters performing at the 2017 Piggotts Community Carnival

The Carnival Fever is spreading rapidly across the island as we journey towards the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival -Antigua's Carnival 2017.

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Antigua is a piece of paradise on the Caribbean

A scene from the party to beat all parties – Carnival

It’s not long after 6am when we arrive at the Breakfast Fete. Our driver, Jason, tries to get us as close to the entrance as possible, but he’s not enjoying much luck in negotiating the couple hundred cars packed into the muddied field.

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