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In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Antigua and Barbuda
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1. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda have been inhabited for almost 5,000 years! The island
of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus
in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa Maria
de la Antigua in Seville
. Antigua was colonized by Britain
in 1632; Barbuda was first colonized in 1678. After 349 years as a British colony
, Antigua and Barbuda gained independence in 1981
2. Cricket- This is a national pass time on the island, and the smallest child is involved in the sport. Games
are played everywhere on the island. Visit
the Antigua Barbuda Museum
to see one of the greatest cricketers ever to play the game. The game of Cricket
in Antigua is more of a religion than a mere sport. A day
of cricket is a brilliant way to view Antigua culture first hand – the excitement and energy that surround the game is fantastic fun and the whole island is literally bouncing when cricket is in town.
3. There are no permanent rivers on any of the islands, and Antigua is the only island to have 3 streams! Antigua and Saudi Arabia
share the same feature that neither has any permanent rivers. Both countries rely heavily on desalination for their fresh water supplies.
4. Devil’s Bridge
. Situated at Indian Town
, this is a natural bridge at the head of Indian Creek
with blow-holes and spouting surf. Devil's Bridge
got its name because of the large number of slaves that worked the nearby estates had thrown themselves into the sea from the bridge. It was said that the Devil
would call them to cast themselves into the sea. The draw to the bridge is believed to be strong in order for so many suicides to have occurred.
5. The highest point
of Antigua was known as the Boggy Peak
until 4 August 2009
, when it was renamed after Barack Obama
who has a birthday on this day.
6. Those who stroll Barbuda’s 17 Mile
Beach, will probably never see a more ravishing stretch of sand, nor another footprint. Lapped by pale aqua seas, this stunning stretch of pink-tinged sand separates the Barbuda lagoon from the Caribbean sea
, and pleases even the most hardened beach connoisseurs.
7. The Carnival
is Antigua’s big annual festival which is held from the end of July and culminates in a parade
on the first Tuesday in the month of August. Most of the activities take place in the capital city, St John’s
. The island’s carnival is always over the long Whit
weekend and is five days full of pageantry, dance, calypso and fun.
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- published: 22 Jun 2016
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