Culturama is a cultural festival and outright island-wide party held on Nevis, within the Caribbean country of Saint Kitts and Nevis with a public holiday gave on the first Tuesday of August. Culturama Day 2020 falls on August 4th.
His Excellency The Governor-General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC, LL.D acting as per the counsel of the Cabinet by Proclamation proclaimed Tuesday, August 4th as a Public Holiday to be seen in St. Kitts and Nevis to mark the event of the virtual celebration of Culturama 2020.
Culturama is identical to the carnival celebrations held on numerous other Caribbean islands, however, it is historically attached to the abolition of slavery on Nevis as far as the date it is praised. The celebration runs for 12 days and culminates on the first Tuesday in August.
Culturama Day: History and Significance
On the off chance that you are in St. Kitts and Nevis and craving for a party in the long months between the finish of Carnival in February/March and Sugarmas which happens in the run-up to Christmas, at that point, Culturama is the appropriate response.
In 1974, the Nevis Dramatic and Cultural Society (NEDACS) felt that the Christmas festival was beginning to experience the ill effects of an absence of traditional dance troupes. Their answer was to build up a new celebration that would feature and promote Nevisian legacy. They named the festival ‘Culturama’ and picked the August Emancipation weekend as the date.
After a rocky period in the mid-1980s, Culturama has now settled itself as a key date in the calendar. And keeping in mind that outsiders would battle to differentiate the festival apart from numerous other Caribbean carnivals; through huge numbers of its events, Cultarama endeavors to keep up its unique reason for promoting local culture and legacy.
However, Culturama has become a festival of both the culture of the island and of all cultures that have ever gone to the island in any capacity whatsoever. It is a period of throughout the night parties, enormous feasts, concerts with loud music, and roads loaded up with singing, dancing, and merry-making.
There is additionally a Miss Culture Queen pageant, a Calypso Show, and an International Artist Night. Be that as it may, the culmination, all things considered, is the early-morning march through downtown Charlestown.