October 21, 2021

Cayman Islands Pirates Week theme for 2014 is MELTING POT

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pirates weekAfter much thought and consideration, the Executive Committee for Pirates Week is pleased to announce the theme for the 2014 celebration which is scheduled for 6-16 November.

The history of the Cayman Islands is a blended one that has evolved from the days of thatch and turtling to one of a strong and vibrant financial and tourism centre.  Along the way, we have been blessed with people of varying nationalities who aspire to this economic miracle and have made the Cayman Islands their home.

In modern day Cayman, there are limited opportunities for us to highlight this unique dynamism of many people celebrating one Cayman, its culture, and the strength of this collaboration.  As such, we believe our national festival, Pirates Week, can provide an ample platform to bring together this melting pot of culture and people.  With this idea in mind, this year’s Pirates Week theme is “MELTING POT”.

As we develop fully this theme the main idea is to allow, through our signature events, such as the float parade, this distinct diversity to come alive in true Caymanian form.  Therefore, the Pirates Week Executive is eager to hear from all who wish to celebrate this melting pot through Pirates Week and we look forward to making this an even grander celebration than years past.

ABOUT PIRATES WEEK

Pirates Week was started in 1977 as a vehicle to stimulate tourist arrivals during the off-season and designed to integrate tourism into the Caymanian community.  Today the festival, which is part of the Tourism Attractions Board, is a celebration of Caymanian culture and is officially referred to as “Pirates Week National Festival”. However, it still acts as a tourism magnet and is still popularly referred to as “Pirates Week”. It is estimated to draw over 35,000 patrons over the ten days of the festival. Among that number are a significant number of tourists.

The festival takes place at the beginning of November starting off with either of the Sister Islands (rotated annually), then mid-November with Grand Cayman, and closing again with, either of the sister Islands.

PHOTO: www.caymanislands.ky

 

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