Formerly called “Harvest Home”, it is a traditional harvest festival which began in Barbados, having had
its early beginnings on the sugar cane plantations during slavery. The Crop Over tradition began in 1687,
and featured singing, dancing.
Originally a celebration signaling the end of the yearly sugar cane harvest it has since evolved into
Barbados’ biggest national festival similar to Carnival in Brazil and Trinidad.
The Crop Over festival is Barbados’ most popular, colorful and loved festival, which sees the entire island
taken over by the party spirit.
The Grand Kadooment is the culmination of the festival and occurs the first Monday in August.