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Guadeloupe agenda

2013 Agenda


06/01 Epiphany or Three Kings Day
Dinner ends with the traditional King Cake with the drawing of a King

January begins the Carnival season that will animate the streets every weekend until Ash Wednesday.

FEMI 30/01-07/02 2008, 16th International Film Festival of Guadeloupe. Long and short films, discussion meetings with directors and writers. Entertainment at the festival village.


02-05/02 Fatty days until Mardi Gras: Carnival is at its peak, all work done up to the parades of costumed carnival groups from the streets, singing and dancing.

06/02 Ash Wednesday night during a funeral procession and “Grand Brile Vaval” (burning of King Carnival “Vaval”).

28/02 Mid-Lent – day break during Lent. Holiday.
Emptied, parades in red and black costume


23-24/03 Easter – traditional picnic on the beach.

23-24/03 Day crab Morne à l’Eau. [/ Half]


11-19/04 10th GUADARUN, adventure racing – 5 islands – 5 Steps

First. April Festival of the Sea at Saint Francis
Information: Tourist Office, Tel.

April End of season cockfighting
Information: Tourist Office, Tel.


01/05 Labour Day. Holiday
Catwalks workers

01/05 Ascension. Bank holiday
Traditional picnic on the beach

03/05 Days Old Inhabitants (St. Joseph)

03/05 Day of Small Canal (Saint Philipp / Saint Jacques)

08/05 Victory 1945

Bank holiday
08-12/05 International Music Festival Marie-Galante.

11-12/05 Pentecost
Traditional picnic on the beach

25/05 Mother’s Day

27/05 Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery.
Holiday, many events across the archipelago


21/06 Music Festival

Events and concerts throughout the archipelago
24/06 Festival Mahault Bay (St. John the Baptist)

24/06 Day Mould (St. Jean Baptiste)

29/06 Day of Deshaies (St. Peter and St. Paul)


01/07-31/08 FESTIVAL OF GUADELOUPE, Annual Event
(Food, music, walks, traditional festivals)
Forum July Art and Popular Traditions of St. Anne craft
Information: CSME, Tel: 0590-88.12.16
July Festival Gwo-Ka Sainte Anne
Information: CSME, Tel: 0590-88.12.16

06/07 Days Port Louis (Our Lady of pain 7)
14/07 National Day, holiday

21/07 Feast of Victor Schoelcher

(Originally the abolition of slavery in 1848) holiday

26/07 Feast of Guava (St. Anne)

26/07 Feast of St. Anne (St. Anne)

26/07 Festival Capesterre Marie-Galante (St. Anne)


01-10/08 Cycling Tour of Guadeloupe

Motor Rally in August Marie Galante

August Festival of Traditional Music in Mold

August Election Miss Guadeloupe


10/08 Day ranges: cookers, in honor of their patron, St. Laurent, carry baskets of food to the cathedral and then marched through the streets of Pointe-à-Pitre. Following a banquet with songs and dances open to everyone.

Information: Home stoves Tel:.
15/08 Assumption holiday

14-15/08 Day Marine, Marina of St. Francis

15/08 annual festival and celebration of fishermen in Saintes, Terre-de-Haut
Marine Mass, Procession, Blessing of the Sea
Information: City of Terre-de-Haut, Tel.

15/08 Day of Grand-Bourg in Marie-Galante

15/08 Feast of Pointe-Noire

15/08 Feast of Three Rivers

15/08 Days Désirade

15/08 Feast of Petit Bourg

17/08 Festival Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Saint Hyacinthe)

23/08 Feast of St. Rose (St. Rose of Lima)

24/08 Feast of Saint Barthelemy

25/08 Festival Gosier (Saint Louis)

25/08 Festival of Boiling (Saint Louis)

25/08 Feast of St. Louis Marie-Galante (Saint Louis)

28/08 Festival of Saint-Claude (St. Augustine)


04/10 Feast of St. Francis

04/10 Feast of Basse-Terre neighborhood St. Francis (St. Francis)

09/10 Party Anse Bertrand (Saint Denis)

15/10 Feast of Basse-Terre, St. Teresa neighborhood (St. Therese)

20-30/10 France Championships surf spots on the mold and Anse Bertrand


November to April season cockfights
Information: Tourist Office Tel:.

01/11-02/11 The Saints – Day of the Dead, holiday

The cemeteries are illuminated by thousands of candles
11/11 Armistice in 1918, holiday, parades and military parades
11/11 Festival Gourbeyre (Saint Charles)

11/11 Feast of St. Martin, Grand Case

22/11 Music Festival in honor of its patron saint, St. Cecilia
Concerts in public places and churches

30/11 Feast of Morne-to-Water (Saint Andrew)


December Sing Christmas
Evenings singing traditional Christmas carols in churches, on village squares ….
December Day neighborhoods of Pointe-à-Pitre
Concerts, shows, entertainment

06/12 Feast of St. Nicolas in Terre-de-Bas / The Saintes
Patron of the Commune.
Marine Mass, Procession, Blessing of the Sea
Infotel: (Mayor of Terre-de-Bas)

08/12 Day Malls in Abymes (Immaculate Conception)
Procession of Merchant
Infotel: Syndicat d’Initiative Abymes

12-14/12 Jazz Festival Pointe-à-Pitre
Free concerts in the streets, some restaurants in Pointe-à-Pitre and the Victory Square

24-25/12 Christmas Eve
Traditional meal: rice and peas wood, pudding, pork colombo. Midnight Mass (with vocals in Creole in some churches)

28/12 Feast of the Holy Innocents
Traditional Masses for children who bring their Christmas gifts to the church.

31/12 Eve of New Year’s Eve