Crop Over is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival with bright costumes, parades, music and dance.
It dates back to the 1780s and is a celebration of the sugar cane harvest.
As part of the festival, the children have their own parade, known as the 'Junior Kadooment',
where they dress up in beautiful costumes and join their friends in a band to parade before the judges of the competition.
Grand Kadooment 2009.
Music is an important part of the country's culture. Modern Barbados has produced popular stars of calypso and the indigenous spouge style,
and also has a large jazz scene. Reggae, soca, and tuk are popular as well.
Every January, Barbados hosts the Barbados Jazz Festival.
In mid-February, Barbados hosts the Barbados Holetown Festival which celebrates the arrival of the first English settlers.