The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados’ most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780’s, a time when Barbados was the world’s largest producer of sugar.
At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest – the Crop Over celebration.
As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940’s the festival was terminated completely. However, the festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of Barbadian culture were infused to create the extravaganza that exists today ….. an event that attracts thousands of people from across the globe.
Crop Over is Barbados’ premiere summer festival and attracts visitors from across the globe! Many Bajans that now live off the island also return home to join in the festivities with family and friends.
For readers that are confused about what Cropover is about, here is a brief yarn to enlighten you