The Embassy of Barbados

2144 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

What to expect:

· Costumed dancers promoting Carnival

· Cooking demonstrations with 2016 Embassy Chef Challenge winner

· Samples and sales of traditional food and beverages, including rum and craft beer

· Raffle of five free trips to Barbados

Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.