Nevisians and Travellers Worldwide Celebrate Inaugural ‘Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday’
Charlestown, Nevis, December 22, 2021 (Nevis Tourism Authority) — The Nevis Tourism Authority today announced that the annual ‘Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday’ event will return in December 2022 following the recent success of the inaugural event, which took place earlier this month. Locals and travelers gathered to celebrate the return of the holiday season Nevisian-style after two tumultuous years of canceled holiday activities. Held at The Hermitage Inn, the festive event featured traditional delights from local vendors, electrifying musical performances, and storytelling sessions for all to enjoy.
“The holiday season is such a special time for everyone to get together and celebrate life, and we wanted to gift Nevisians and travelers with the opportunity to celebrate together, safely, this year. This is when the event ‘Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday’ was born,” said Janine Yarde, CEO, The Nevis Tourism Authority. “We were elated to see the amount of support we received from people of all backgrounds and cultures from across the globe, and we look forward to an even better celebration in 2022.”
Held both in-person and online, more than 2,000 viewers attended the ‘Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday’ event via Facebook Livestream from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to officially welcome the holiday season. The event shared a piece of Nevisian culture with the world through special performances by the Honey Bees String Band, the Coelis Choir, and other local performers, as well as participation from local vendors, and storytelling sessions that highlighted Nevis’ rich holiday culture. Special appearances included moko jumbies, also known as stilts walkers, and the cakewalk dancers – a traditional dance that dates back to the mid-19th century.
The ‘Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday’ event was the cherry on top of a successful year for Nevis, having been recognized internationally by National Geographic, The Telegraph, Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveler as a hidden gem nestled in the Caribbean. In addition, the Nevisian Tourism Authority recently lifted the quarantine requirement for fully-vaccinated international travelers who show proof of a negative RT-PCR test, increasing the desire for travelers to escape to the island.