CARRIACOU CARNIVAL 2015

I experienced CARRIACOU CARNIVAL 2015 ! And what an experience!

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I’m not quite sure where to start in trying to explain carnival to you, so I put together a video instead which I hope will give a good impression of everything I experienced.

Just before you watch it here’s just a little Carnival background information:

  • Carnival in Carriacou takes place on Monday and Tuesday of the third week in February every year in Carriacou
  • Monday morning starts with jouvert (pronounced juvé) early in the morning which involves partying and throwing paint on each other. The jouvert also includes the jab-jab which originates from the slavery that took place on the Caribbean islands a long time ago. This is where the men paint themselves with black paint and chant.

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We woke up at 4:30 for the morning jouvert

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Denzel and I after Jouvert

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The Jab-Jab men

  • There are parades on Monday and Tuesday where people dress up in costumes and they are in ‘bands’. So you sign up for different bands where everyone dresses up similarly

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So now that you know a little bit more about carnival – ENJOY 🙂

(Remember to watch the video in the highest resolution possible!)

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2 thoughts on “CARRIACOU CARNIVAL 2015

  1. I grew up in Grenada and miss the carnivals – glad you were able to experience the Carriacou Carnival – the Grenada Carnival will be here before you know it!! ENjoy that too -I look forward to another video from you on Grenada 🙂

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    • Thanks for the comment! I’ll be posting lots of photos from Grenada and a video from time to time!
      I loved the carnival. Unfortunately I won’t be here for the Grenadian one, but it’s a good excuse to come back for it another time 🙂

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