Virtual Passport DC

 

Passport DC is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC’s thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. Celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, Passport DC is 31 days of programming by 70 embassies and some of DC’s very best cultural institutions. Thousands of people enjoyed the popular embassy open houses, street festivals, performances, exhibitions, workshops, and more. Passport DC invites everyone to experience a global journey without leaving the city. A calendar of events featuring the several other participating Embassies can be found in the link below:

https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passportdcathome-embassies

The Embassy of Saint Kitts and Nevis & Permanent Mission to the United States will be partnering with Passport D.C in promoting the sister isles as an attractive destination for global audiences. This exciting event will take place virtually this year; as a result, the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis has prepared a weekly live broadcast via Google Hangouts. Each week will be dedicated to key aspects that culminate towards the authentic Kittitian and Nevisian experience. Please find the schedule of events below:

Week 1: Culinary Flavors of St. Kitts and Nevis

Lamb Cutlet and Mango Coulis

Capture the essence of culture and tradition as you embrace the vibrant culinary flavors of St. Kitts and Nevis. Within our cuisine, one may trace influence from an array of cultures that may call to your sense of identity, all while beckoning towards the longing warmth of home. Our exotic fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings merge to add to a divine culinary experience – à la the palatable charm for which our people are renowned and loved. Please join us as we showcase a variety of St. Kitts and Nevis dishes prepared by both local and international chefs:

Week 2: Adventure Escape in St. Kitts and Nevis

The coral reefs of St. Kitts & Nevis offer the intrepid divers many wondrous creatures like this large barrel sponge.

Provided by our lush and mountainous terrain, St. Kitts Nevis is the ideal tropical paradise with its escapade of activities. One may choose either a leisurely ride on the Caribbean’s only authentic scenic passenger train, a hike to the rim of a dormant volcano, or even a dive to an ancient shipwreck. Contrasted by this is our innate tranquillity; exemplified in our dedication to the relaxation and rejuvenation of our guests through Spa & Wellness efforts. Indulge the wanderlust of an island so full of allure, the possibilities are endless! Please join us as we embark on an exciting journey featuring most of the recreational ventures SKN has to offer:

Week 3: Cultural Immersion to St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts Carnival, Sugar Mas, is traditionally held in the month of December and culminating on the 2nd January

All walks of life are cordially invited to immerse in the exuberant energy that is St. Kitts and Nevis culture. Our ode to ancestral traditions and customs, coupled with the infectious rhythms of the Caribbean cultivates an explosion of culture that is expressed through various art forms such as, literature, fashion, music, photography, art & crafts, and festivals. Cultural Immersion means to not only regale in the thrill of active cultural events, but to indulge one’s self in the everyday livelihood of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. Witness this phenomenon in our live stream:

Week 4: St. Kitts and Nevis Heritage

The Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Steeped in a rich and tumultuous history that has shaped the island and its people, St. Kitts and Nevis were once considered the gateway to the Caribbean. Out of our history emerges monumental structures like the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, which serves as a testament to mankind’s infrastructural feat, and our country’s colonial past. Nevis is also home to one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Alexander Hamilton. Nevertheless, our heritage influences our current day lives and our commitment to a progressive future. Join us in the enlightenment of St. Kitts and Nevis heritage as we explore its several historical sites and landmarks.


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