Batabano The Grand Carnival of Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman’s answer to Carnival is Batabano, a weekend of costumed hedonism and hangovers held around Easter. The local equivalent on Cayman Brac is known as Brachanal, held a week after Batabano. Celebrated on all three islands is Pirate’s Week, a 10-day party at the end of October that features fireworks, mock battles and assorted skulduggery, and gives bankers, bar workers and locals the chance to break out the gold earrings, eye patches and stuffed parrots. The Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament is a month-long fishing tournament every June where locals and visitors test their skills against one another and the fruits of the sea. Hefty cash prizes are doled out for record breakers.

Public Holidays
January 1 – New Year’s Day
Easter Holidays – Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Monday
Second Monday in April – Queen’s Birthday
May 18 – Discovery Day
July 6 – Constitution Day
November 9 – Remembrance Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Boxing Day