I experienced CARRIACOU CARNIVAL 2015 ! And what an experience!
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.
We woke up at 4:30 for the morning jouvert
Denzel and I after Jouvert
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
So now that you know a little bit more about carnival – ENJOY 🙂
(Remember to watch the video in the highest resolution possible!)