So if you couldn't afford to fly out to Barbados for Crop Over don't be sad there are other carnivals and festivals going on around the island throughout the year including Joukanal Spring Break Carnival which used to be called Kaduwival and was originally started by the Guild of Students at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies and happens around Easter. Don't be put off by the fact that it's essentially a uni event the general public can also purchase a costume and join in. Also if you're young at heart you'll be fine. In my head I'm still a student so I would definitely go to this if I got the chance.
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