Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rihanna celebrates annual Kadooment Day parade in Barbados

Rihanna was back in her home country of Barbados this weekend to help celebrate in an annual Kadooment Day parade in the capital of Bridgetown.  She was dressed up in a traditional, and very sexy, bikini/outfit for the parade.

Kadooment Day, according to Barbados.org, “can be traced  back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar.  At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest.”

As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940's the festival was terminated completely.  However, the festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of Barbadian culture were infused to make the extravaganza that exists today.

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