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Carnival, Crop-Over,culture MY WAY GOD'S WAY - August 5, 2017 Many of the islands of the Caribbean celebrate Carnival at some time in the year.. The Carnival festival that was a prelude to the penitential season of Lent was transported to the Caribbean by the European slave traders. They excluded the African slaves from the festival and had lavish masquerade balls. On emancipation the freed African slaves of the Caribbean transformed the European festival forever into a celebration of the end of slavery. Barbadians ...