Children’s Parade in St. Croix
Children’s Parade in St. Croix is held on January 6. According to USVI law, the St Croix Festival / Carnival parades must be held on the 1st Friday and Saturday of the New Year. This event in the first decade of the month January is annual. Help us
The children’s parades on St. Thomas and St. Croix offer the youth of the Virgin Islands an opportunity to dazzle. The parade on St. John involves children and adults in one, while the other festivals include a parade for children and another for adults.
Participants in the children’s parade range in age from 2 years old and up. The children dance, twirl, jump, march and masquerade through the streets with smiles on their faces. In the past rain showers have briefly fallen during parades. And although the children marching in the parade are often too young to tell you the significance of ‘rain can’t stop the Carnival’ their persistence to perform and undaunted spirit says they understand.
The children do an excellent job, and the parade is always a wonderful success. Visitors often comment on the energy and overall performance of the children. Making comments like ‘that was really amazing, the smallest kids were out there really having a grand time, it was great’.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Flag Fete in U.S.V.I on January 4 (St. Croix Crucian Christmas Festival / Carnival);
Adult Parade in St. Croix on January 7 (held on the first Saturday in January);
Presidents' Day on February 20 (USA, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands USA, Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands);
Transfer Day in US Virgin Islands on March 31 (is a truly historic celebration of the day in 1917 that the United States officially purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark);
Easter Monday on April 10 (Påskedag in Norway);
St. Thomas Carnival in US Virgin Islands on April 12 (St. Thomas proudly presents one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the entire Caribbean. The post-Easter, month-long event is ripe with activities including parades, food fairs and a large Carnival village where the music and dancing never stops);
Children's Parade Carnival Day in the U.S. Virgin Islands on May 1 (Carnival is for everyone, from small children to adults)