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Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Learn about the Carnival celebration, traditional arts and crafts, music, recipes and much more.


1. Antigua and Barbuda are a pair of islands. There are a number of smaller islands surrounding the two main islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Locate where the two islands are, learn the capital, and familiarize yourself with the flag.

2. English is the official language, however there is a secondary language spoken by the natives known as Antiguan Creole. Both languages are respected and spoken throughout the nation. However, governmental and educational facilities speak in Standard English. Learn some words or slang that is spoken Antigua and Barbuda.

3. There are many island festivals and activities yearlong. The Antigua and Barbuda Independence Festival is on November 1st, the same date they gained total independence in 1981. There is a Mango festival that celebrates the Mango in Antigua. Apart from the many festivals, Antigua and Barbuda celebrate Carnival in January and Christmas a heavily family centered time of the year. Learn about festivals in Antigua and Barbuda, go to a festival, participate in one, OR complete a craft that represents a festival.

4.The national dish of Antigua and Barbuda is called fungie and pepper pot. This dish is mainly cornmeal and okra. The diet is naturally similar to other Caribbean countries, such as Jamaica and Trinidad. Other popular dishes include: eggplant, saltfish, rice, scalloped plantains, macaroni pie and stewed lamb. Try a recipe, food, or drink from Antigua and Barbuda

5. Music styles such as calypso, soca, steeldrum, zouk, and reggae. The music has African influence, and little from European descent. Benna is an Antiguan folk genre made in the 1800's. There are many music festivals in Antigua and Barbuda that reflect their rich and lively Caribbean culture. Watch a dance OR listen to music OR sing a song OR learn more information about a dance from Antigua and Barbuda and try your own moves.

6.Legends and stories of Antigua and Barbuda reflect the many cultural backgrounds in Antigua and Barbuda today. Folk Tales and nature poetry make up many of Antigua and Barbuda early literature. Read a story, legend, OR listen to a legend or play.

7. In 1684, Sir Christopher Cordington, landed on the island of Antigua. For years afterwards, Antigua became a land heavily cultivated for sugar. Today, visitors can still see Betty's Hope, Sir Cordingtons original sugar estate. Later in the eighteenth century, Antigua had become an important ship port and was known as the "gateway to the Caribbean". Learn an interesting fact about Antigua and Barbuda and locate the Caribbean Sea.

8. Antigua and Barbuda are located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. There are multiple coral reefs around the islands. The coasts and beaches are beautiful, and often serve as tourist's attractions. The island is a volcanic island; therefore there is not much plant life because of the volcanic ash. Trees on the island include: acacia, mahogany, and red and white cedar. There is a vast array of wildlife on the island including: bats, iguanas, flamingos, and marine life such as sharks and sailfish. Choose [3] animals OR plants from Antigua and Barbuda to learn more about OR learn about a marine animal.

9.Cooking vessels made from clay and other pottery, steel and wooden sculpture, painting, basket weaving, and textiles are all popular handicrafts of Antigua and Barbuda. Create a craft or project using a traditional a skill OR jewelry OR observe someone creating a handicraft OR a traditional craft from Aruba.

10. The traditional dress of Antigua and Barbuda comes in many styles, however is always in the traditional yellow and red check pattern. Draw a picture of the clothing, dress up in an Antigua and Barbuda themed costume, create an accessory, complete our paper dolls OR view traditional clothing through books or the Internet or our country manual.

11.There are a variety of games played by children in Antigua and Barbuda. Learn a traditional game OR play a game that symbolizes Antigua and Barbuda OR play a water game OR play a game in our manual.

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