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Rihanna at Cropover 2017

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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Aug 8: Yesterday, August 7, Barbados is celebrating Kadooment Day, the culmination of the months-long Crop Over festival. Rihanna celebrated her heritage at the annual festival in her home country, stealing the limelight in the eye-catching outfit.

The 29-year-old had teased fans by uploading photos of her new turquoise hair on Instagram over the weekend.

But the look was completed on Monday, The Barbados-born pop star stepped out in a jewel-encrusted costume with green and pink feathers.

Crop Over started in 1687 to mark the end of the sugar cane crop harvest.

At the time, Barbados was the world’s largest producer of sugar, but as the industry declined, so did the festival – and it was dropped in the 1940s.

But the festival was revived in 1974 and has since become one huge party similar in style to Notting Hill Carnival – with lots of music, partying and colourful costumes.

The festival, which attracts tourists from around the world, runs from July and ends in early August with the Grand Kadooment Day.