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Fun and festivities in Netherlands Antilles - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

Colorful festivals and celebrations amaze not only residents of the Netherlands Antilles, but also tourists. There are so many of them here that you’ll see a carnival or some other event at any time you come. Everything starts on the first day of the New Year. On this day, a grand carnival begins on Curacao. The festival lasts for more than two months. Many different performances and festive processions are held in that timeframe. The Ash Wednesday, which occurs at the beginning of March, becomes the final chord of this festival, which every year literally captures the imagination.
In accordance with the Statute of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Antilles is the official partner country of the Netherlands within this kingdom. The …
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A few days before the Ash Wednesday, the Tumba Festival takes place. Many different musical bands compete for the right to perform the main song of the carnival. Musicians come not only from the Antilles but also from other countries. In addition to this colorful event, many other festivals take place in Curacao. It’s worth to mention the jazz festival in May, which brings together the best bands of the planet and thousands of music fans. If to speak about other entertainments, it is worth noting regular regattas. These are famous all over the world.
However, not only Curacao can boast with exciting holidays. Other islands are in step in this matter. Their holidays also have an incomparable color, which resulted from the mixing of several cultures. Each festive event is planned and carried out very thoroughly. Locals take into account all the details. The Antillean parties like for the first time. The island of St. Maarten also hosts regattas. This region has its own carnival, starting in the second week after Easter and lasting for three weeks. During the carnival, King Moumou, who symbolizes evil, is burned. Another holiday that is celebrated on this island is St. Maarten Day in mid-November. Copyright
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The carnival in honor of the Day of Worship takes place on the island of Bonaire. During the festival, all the music and dance bands of the island perform on stage. Harvest holidays are held in rural communes. The New Year here also begins with a holiday. A masquerade is held on the island from the 1st to the 6th of January. Bonaire can be called the most festive place of the Antilles. Every season, there are several different events, from the diving festival to the birthday of the queen. Each of these holidays is not just a festive date, but a real joy for the inhabitants of many Caribbean islands, who happily come to participate in the celebration.
Willemstad, Curacao The main holiday on Sint Eustatius is the carnival held in mid-July. It is important to understand that the main tourist season on the Antilles runs from October to April. July is almost a dead season, but year-round warm water and an attractive celebration erase these conventions and attract tourists to the island. Another holiday that Sint-Eustatius celebrates is America's Day. On November 16, 1776, this small island became the first in the whole world to recognize the independence of the newly established United States of America. Saba carnival is also available and also its own, beginning in late July. Its distinctive feature is the festival of fireworks that is held on the last day.
The Antilles are considered to be a fairly developed country. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is about seventeen thousand dollars. As …
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Since the vast majority of the inhabitants of the Antilles are adherents of Catholicism, religious holidays such as Easter or the Ascension on the fortieth day after Easter are greatly appreciated. Each island has its own day, in which the rest of the islands congratulate it. If you combine all the holidays, festivals and carnivals held on all the islands that make up the state, then it turns out that the celebration lasts almost all year round, and every day something special happens.
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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Active tourists will like a tour of the Hato Caves, which passes through the most beautiful natural sites. There are also attractive golf clubs in town, and the most popular one is Curaçao Golf and Squash. A nice field, sports equipment rentals, a high-class golf school, and cozy cafes to take a break - the popular club pleases even the most demanding customers. Spa lovers cannot ignore the city's most famous salon - Satai. A huge selection of beauty and treatment rooms, a swimming pool and a … Read more
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The Dutch part of the island is characterized by its numerous duty-free shops, where you can go shopping. There are different clothing stores and souvenir shops, as well as unique shopping pavilions. The Belgian Chocolate Box by Beatrix store offers a wide selection of products from chocolate at a very good price. Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company sells popular varieties of rum and a great liquor of local production. A few days a week, great street market - Marigot Market- is held in the French … Read more
Fans of outdoor recreation can spend their time in traditional activities: walking through beautiful natural places, jeep safaris, horseback riding and cycling. The most famous entertainment center is located in Willemstad. In Curacao Dolphin Academy visitors will be able to watch enchanting dolphin shows and swim with animals in the pool as well as try some interesting rides. Riffort Village mall is a great place for a family vacation. There are play areas for children of all ages there, as … Read more
One of the most enchanting and quietest beaches is Playa France. The beach of Boka Kokolishi is also perfect for peaceful recreation. The island is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful coral reef that has a status of the National Marine Park. Tourists can take a trip to the most beautiful diving sites. The guests of the island can also attend one of the multiple diving schools. Yachting and windsurfing will not be disappointed too. Fans of yachting will be definitely impressed by the Bay … Read more

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