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Carnival
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Carnival 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis officially celebrates their annual Carnival on or around New Year’s Day, but the overall festivities actually span more than a month. For around 50 years now, Saint Kitts’ National Carnival events have been filling the streets with happy revellers and providing entertainment to locals and visitors alike.

YearDateDayHoliday
20212 JanSatCarnival Holiday
20222 JanSunCarnival Holiday
20233 JanTueCarnival Holiday
20242 JanTueCarnival Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

In Saint Kitts and Nevis, Carnival is also called “Sugar Mas” because it is the “sweetest time of year”. Celebrations run from mid to late November through early January. Calypso shows open up the season, and then there are lively parties called “fetes” in the ensuing weeks.

The “J’Ouvert” begins the street-based celebrations. People wake up early and get out on the streets to celebrate by 4am. On parade day itself, the streets crowd up again as streams of participants donning feathered costumes stroll by the national capital.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20202 JanThuCarnival Holiday
20192 JanWedCarnival Holiday
20182 JanTueCarnival Holiday
20173 JanTueCarnival Holiday