Events

All the major nautic events: Events, races and regattas in Guadeloupe 10th Route du Rhum leave Nov. 2, 2014 – 11th Route du Rhum expected Nov., 2018 - HERE 14th Triskell Cup leave Nov. 8, 2014 – 15th Triskell Cup expected Nov., 2015 - HERE Touristic events, trade fairs on the islands of Guadeloupe: JANUARY Epiphany or… Read more »

All the major nautic events:

Events, races and regattas in Guadeloupe
10th Route du Rhum leave Nov. 2, 2014 – 11th Route du Rhum expected Nov., 2018 - HERE
14th Triskell Cup leave Nov. 8, 2014 – 15th Triskell Cup expected Nov., 2015 - HERE

Touristic events, trade fairs on the islands of Guadeloupe:

JANUARY
Epiphany or “fête des Rois”
The dinner is culminating in the serving of a traditional cake “galette des Rois” when a King is alloted
Beginning of the Carnival season lasting until Lent, at week-ends the carnival associations rehearse in the streets

MARCH
Carnival Days until Shrove Tuesday: Carnival is at height of frenzy, all business stops for 5 days, big parades of float, costumed groups fill the streets singing and dancing
Ash Wednesday: at a night parade, “Grand Brilé Vaval” (burning of King Carnival “Vaval”) on a funeral pyre. Only in the F.W.I. Carnival lasts through Ash Wednesday
Mid-Lent – a day of carnival in lent. Holiday
Parades in black and red disguises

APRIL
Celebration of the Sea in Saint François
8th KARUJET – World Championship JetSki. Beach Viard, Petit-Bourg.
14. GUADARUN, Adventureraid – 6 Islands – 6 legs
Easter – traditional picnics on the beach

MAY
01/05: Labour Day. Holiday
Workers’ pararades
08/05: Victoire (Victory) 1945
National holiday
Mother’s Day
27/05: Slavery abolition Day. Holiday
Events all over the archipelago
Ascension Thursday. Holiday
Traditional picnics at the beach

JUNE
Terre de Blues – International Music Festival in Marie-Galante – Information
Pentcost Holiday: traditional picnics at the beach
Volcano Trail, international run in the Soufrière mountains
21/06: Day of Music
A cloud of music all over the Archipelago

JULY

01/07-31/08: Festival Guadeloupe, annual summer event (Gastronomy, Music, Folklore)
14/07: Bastille Day. Holiday. Fireworks

AUGUST
Tour of Guadeloupe – International bicycle race
Miss Guadeloupe Beauty Contest
Cooks’ Festival: the women cooks, to honour their Saint Lawrence, bring baskets full of food to the cathedral, then parade through the city. Follows a banquet with dance that you may attend.
15/08: Assumption Day, Holiday

NOVEMBER
Nov.-April: Cockfight season
01-02/11: All Saints Day, All Souls’ Day, Holidays
Cemeteries are illuminated by thousands of candlelights
11/11: Armistice Day, public holiday, parades

DECEMBER
Chanté Noël
Traditional Christmas Choirs in churches, on village squares….
Feast of Pointe-a-Pitre’s districts
Concerts, street entertainments
24/12: Christmas Eve
Traditional dishes: Rice and beans, blood sausages, pork colombo. Midnight Mass (with Creole carols in some churches)
31/12: New Year’s Eve, end of  2014 !
Dining and dancing, many events till New Year’s morning

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