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You're Invited to the Biggest Party in Barbados

by Lucy Laucht

Headdresses and feathers at the Grand Kadooment parade. All photos by Lucy Laucht.

A festival filled with florescent feathers, sparkly sequins, and Rihanna sounds a little too good to be true. Fathom contributor and global nomad Lucy Laucht found all that and more when she headed down to Barbados for Crop Over, their annual summer celebration. We can't imagine a better way to kick of Caribbean Week.

BARBADOS – Turns out there is more to Barbados than postcard-worthy beaches and sapphire-blue waters. Crop Over, the island's annual summer festival, culminates in Grand Kadooment Day, an electrifying riot of color, feathered costumes, calypso music, bottomless rum punch, and a Rihanna sighting (if you're lucky). Join the party.