Waists winding and “wukkin’ up” in unison to a sweet symphony of soca, cups of rum punch held high during a beach fete, bodies covered in paint and a sore legs the next morning …. welcome to Barbados’ 12 week long celebration, Crop Over.
During my second visit to the easternmost Caribbean island of Barbados, I experienced my first Carnival, and it will certainly not be my last. Crop Over began in the 19th century when slaves and locals celebrated the last harvesting of the sugar crop. Those same sugar plantations can still be seen around the country and serve as a reminder of the labor that sustains the island until this day.
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