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Calendar of Events on Barbados 2013

Barbados, being a tropical country, does not have a winter season with snow and plunging temperatures, but there are some changes at this time of the year - the temperature drops a little, the breeze picks up a bit, and of course the colours of the season appear across the island in the form of flowering plants that make their presence felt at this special time of the year.

The highlight of the month is the Barbados Jazz Festival which runs from January 13th to 19th. The festival, which celebrates the best in international and local jazz talent, has become a major annual Caribbean music event. This year's festival features Patti LaBelle, Freddy Cole, Spyro Gyra, Regina Belle, Marcus Miller, CeCe Winans and others!

The Barbados National Trust Open House Programme gets underway with Nelson Gay, Whitehaven and Beauchamp open this month.

The Barbados Horticultural Society begins its Open Gardens Programme in January. Horticulture enthusiasts can also enjoy hikes, visits to private gardens and gulleys, anthurium nurseries, hotel gardens, informal talks, lunches, afternoon teas, as part of the Barbados in Bloom - a unique horticultural experience programme.
For further information contact: Barbados Journeys/Worldwide Journeys Tel: 0870 708 2010/0207 849 4280  Fax: 0870 708 2009, E-mail:

Public Holidays:

New Year's Day 1st January
Errol Barrow Day 21st January
Good Friday 18th April
Easter Monday 21st April
National Heroes Day 28th April
Labour Day 1st May
Whit Monday 9th June
Emancipation Day 1st August
Kadooment Day 4th August
Independence Day 30th November
(Celebrated 1st Dec)
Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day 26th December

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