he HOLETOWN FESTIVAL in Barbados
is a week of cultural events and activities held annually during the month of February, to commemorate and celebrate the landing of the first settlers
The first English Settlers landed at Holetown
in 1627, sometime between February 17th and 20th. History of the Holetown Festival
The festival was founded in 1977 by the late Alfred Pragnell, an entertainer (Poet, actor and radio announcer), with the help of Keith Simmons and the members of Trents Northern Youth Group.
The Holetown Festival was originally held on the weekend closest to the landing dates, but due to its popularity with both locals and visitors, had to be extended to eight days.
Highlights of the island's history and culture are showcased at this annual festival through art, craft, food, music, fashion, and drama.
On Sunday the celebrations start at the Holetown Monument
and ends with a colourful street fair on the weekend, with some historical lectures, exhibitions, street parades and Tattoo shows in between.
There is also lots cultural entertainment such as Steel Pan, Tuk Band, Stilt Walkers, Acrobats and Shaggy Bears as well as live music. Other events and entertainment includes; sporting events, concerts, folk singinging & dancing, a queen show, a vintage car parade and a bus tour of old Holetown.
The Holetown Festival takes place in the small town 'Holetown' on the prestigious west coast in the parish of St James. Holetown Festival 2016 in Barbados Month:
(8) Days (from Sunday to Sunday
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- Stalls/Items sold at Holetown Festival
- Car Parde
- Queen of the Holetown Festival Pageant (Queen Show)
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