Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Carnivals

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February 8, 2013

2. Crop Over, Barbados

Top 10 Carnivals

Call it a comeback. Crop Over, a nearly summer-long celebration which culminates on the first Monday in August, is one of the oldest carnival traditions in the Caribbean, dating all of the way back to the 1600s, when it signaled the end of the annual sugar harvest (hence Crop Over). But it was discontinued in the mid 20th century, before being revived in the ’70s and growing into the epic, Trinidad-like festival of today, the second largest carnival in the region. โ€”Jesse Serwer