Antigua and Barbuda mango FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
If you love mangoes, head to the Antigua and Barbuda Mango festival which will run from July 26 – 27 2015
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(St. John’s, Antigua) – The twin-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda known for its 365 turquoise beaches and the ‘Antigua Black’ Pineapple, will celebrate the king of tropical fruit, this summer when the Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival returns to the lush and breath-taking Christian Valley this July 26 and 27.
Sweet, juicy and versatile, delicious mangoes of every size and type will be in abundance as the Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival celebrates its ten year anniversary in Antigua.
The annual Mango Festival will offer every imaginable mango-made delight, from fruity soaps and mango preserves and sauces to scented candles and wine. Under the shade of mango trees at Christian Valley, guests will encounter a mango market, exhibitions, children’s activities, games, mango-eating competitions, explore the nature trails laden with mangoes and green vegetation and enjoy live performances.
A Mango Pineapple Culinary competition featuring Antigua and Barbuda’s best chefs will also highlight the tropical fruit, and inspire guests interested in learning about utilizing mangoes and pineapples in creative Caribbean cuisine. Visitors can witness the exciting Mango Pineapple Culinary Competition on July 11 and July 12 at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute.
Known as the “king of fruit” throughout the world, in some cultures, the mango tree is a symbol of love, and the fruit is known to be bursting with flavour as well as protective nutrients including vitamin C and beta carotene.
For more information, about the Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival visit the Facebook page: Facebook.com/annualmangofest.
About Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda comprises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors. Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort commissioned by the British in 1755, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Betty’s Hope, built in 1674, is the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua, and offers a chance to step back into time by visiting the restored mills. Another unique attraction is Devil’s Bridge, located at the eastern tip of the island in Indian Town National Park, where Atlantic breakers have carved out a natural limestone arch. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including events such as the World Class Antigua Sailing Week, Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sports Fishing and also the annual Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Island accommodation ranges from luxury, boutique resorts and all-inclusive hotels to smaller more intimate boutique guesthouses and cottages. For information about Antigua & Barbuda visit www.visitantiguabarbuda.com or www.antiguabarbudabuzz.com and follow us on Twitter. http://twitter.com/antiguabarbuda Facebook www.facebook.com/antiguabarbuda; Instagram:www.instagram.com/AntiguaandBarbuda
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MANGO FESTIVAL