St Patrick's Day Parade
The most spectacular holiday on St Croix is not Christmas or Easter but St Patrick's Day. Since 1969, the St Paddy's Day Parade has been one of the liveliest festivals in the Caribbean. Each year, tourists and locals alike crowd the streets of Christiansted to watch island vendors' original floats, blending Caribbean and Irish cultures, as well as individual entrants' inventive costumes. In the past, dogs, cats, horses and even crustaceans have been outfitted in green and entered in the parade. The celebration overflows with great music, food and, of course, green beer.
Date: 15 March 2014