Carnival Checklist: Seven Things You Must Do at Anguilla Summer Festival

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August 5, 2013

1. J’Ouvert

August Monday is a day of liberation, and has been since the 1967 revolution (in which Anguilla severed its ties with St. Kitts). Starting on Sunday night, people will be in The Valley, Anguilla’s capital, waiting for the trucks to start up and the soca bands to play. Rum is for breakfast, as everyone prepares to play mas and jam over to Sandy Ground, Anguillaโ€™s main port. By lunch time, the party hits the beach, where BBQ stands will be lined up serving ribs and chicken. If you take some time to walk around, you can find shark, lobster or goat stewโ€”and then you have found Anguillan specialties.