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Ponce Carnival in Puerto Rico [VIDEO]

The Ponce Carnival (Carnaval de Ponce or Carnaval Ponceño, in Spanish) is an annual week-long celebration. There are parades with wildly decorated floats, crazy costumed people, lots of music, loads of spectators, and merriment.

Similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, it is derived from the old world tradition of a final celebration before the beginning of Lent. But over time, it has transformed into a…


Added by Mico on January 2, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

15 Quick Facts about St. Lucia Carnival

1. This is a two day jump much like Trinidad.

2. However on Monday revellers come out in FULL costume.

3. Monday wear, what is that?

4. The route is LONG. Ready yourself.

5. Trust me you need stamina pon stamina.…



Added by Mico on December 28, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Some Ideas for New Year's Eve in the Caribbean

The biggest party of the year, New Year's Eve is a rocking good time in the Caribbean. Take your pick from champagne toasts on the beach and fine dining in elegant hotels to spectacular fireworks that light up the skies at midnight. Put your party hat on and check out the funkiest spots to usher out the old and ring…


Added by Mico on December 24, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

10 Things Your Jamaican Parents Have Done/Said To Discipline You

Jamaican parents are a breed like no other. They are the beauty and bane of their children’s existence. Their children often can’t live with them, but also can’t live without them, because for all the boofs and koofs they dole out, there are often equal or greater portions of care, concern and good, old-fashioned family love. If you did a survey of Jamaican-raised persons, you would almost certainly find that all of them have heard the phrases listed…


Added by Mico on December 22, 2016 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

Advice to keep your Carnival Body through Holiday Season

With so many delectable dishes to choose from, it’s hard to say no to an extra helping of your favourite foods this Christmas. An extra pastelle here and a few glasses of ponche de crème there couldn’t possibly do any harm, right? Wrong. Keeping in control and watching your portions is what you’ll have to do if you don’t want to pack on extra pounds during the holidays. 

And, if you’re already battling with…


Added by Mico on December 19, 2016 at 11:53pm — 1 Comment

The First Monday-only Trinidad Mas Band


Carnival Monday will never be the same. This according to Jesus Douglas of Caribbean Beauties (CB), a social media behemoth which has rapidly grown to fame in just 2.5 years. Jesus made the statement at the launch of the newest Mas Band to hit the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival scene at the Hyatt Regency on Monday evening. Aptly dubbed Mondayness, the band offers a one-day-only Mondaywear Mas experience – the first…


Added by Mico on December 17, 2016 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Martinique Carnival and its Sexual Freedom [VIDEO]

While carnivalists in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and other parts of the Caribbean are nursing hangovers, Martinique will be in full swing as they will be beginning the final and most exciting day of their celebrations as the Carnival runs an extra 24 hours.

As if this was not enough about three weeks into Lent, the island comes up with a dawn-to-dusk reprise of Carnival in miniature, an official holiday known as…


Added by Mico on December 14, 2016 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

5 Reasons why Trinidad is the best Carnival on Earth

Don’t tell Brazil, but Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is the single greatest festival on earth. There, soca subs for samba, beverages are bottomless and showcasing your worst behavior is celebrated (though whatever happens stays safely within the confines of Carnival).

The history of this pre-Lenten…


Added by Mico on December 12, 2016 at 3:24am — 1 Comment

A Guide how to deal with your Ex on Carnival

Carnival! The most wonderful time of year! Friends, family and acquaintances unite, and blissfully fete for days and nights on end, creating a slew of wonderful memories that culminate in the greatest show on earth.  We wait all year to enjoy the latest soca hits, throw on our sexiest outfits, link up with our besties, and of course, show off our hard work in the gym Monday and Tuesday.  What could possibly go wrong?  What could possibly interrupt this…


Added by Mico on December 6, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Have you ever seen the Aruba Carnival? [VIDEO]

You have not lived until you have experienced the spirit of Carnival as it is celebrated in Aruba! Carnival means weeks of events that bring you colorfully decorated floats, contagiously throbbing music, luxuriously costumed groups of celebrants of all ages, King & Queen elections, electrifying jump ups and torch light parades that wind their way through the streets at night, the Jouvert morning: the Children's Parades and finally the Grand…


Added by Mico on December 6, 2016 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Let's show Cuba some Carnival Love [VIDEO]

Whether they are called carnavales, charangas or parrandas, large public celebrations dating at least (in Santiago de Cuba) as far back as the 17th century are common throughout Cuba. However, among Cubans, the Carnaval of Santiago de Cuba enjoys a special status.

The history of Carnival in Cuba has been nuanced by a wide variety of interests and influences. Based on a Herskovitsian retention model, a…


Added by Mico on December 2, 2016 at 1:50am — 1 Comment

Heating you up for St. Lucia Carnival [VIDEO]

Pumping rhythms, sexy costumes and the people dancing under the warm Caribbean sun; welcome to Saint Lucia Carnival! Almost on the heels of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, Saint Lucia’s cultural landscape morphs into a flurry of chrome plated steel drums, feathers, and beads. No matter where you are or who you are, Saint Lucia Carnival is something to behold.

In the months, weeks and hours leading up…


Added by Mico on November 29, 2016 at 1:21am — 1 Comment

Is the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival returning in 2017

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival, formerly known as  Air Jamaica Jazz and BluesFestival, will not be held in 2016, the event’s website states that the festival is postponed until 2017.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival will return in time to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary.…


Added by Mico on November 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Full Moon Party on the British Virgin Islands [VIDEO]

This popular full moon party venue is at the opposite end of Tortola from Bomba Shack. It is right next to the Beef Island Airport, the only airport serving Tortola so there are abundant water taxis and boat travel making the party convenient for visitors. The Trellis Bay Fire Ball Full Moon Party, organized by Aragorn Studios, happens on the beach punctuated by infernos encased in sculptures called Fire Balls (play video to see them in action)…


Added by Mico on November 24, 2016 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

St. Thomas Carnival [VIDEO]

In this video of the 2014 Carnival Adult's Parade we offer a look into the festive event that took place in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. This year's carnival theme, “A Centennial Commemoration for our 65th Carnival Celebration" will be in

April 2017, a spectacular display of Caribbean culture for all to…


Added by Mico on November 24, 2016 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

7 Things to know before you go to Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad likes its Carnival wild and wotless, its revelers unabashed and its partying nonstop. Carnival, or more accurately pronounced, cahneeval, translated loosely means a farewell to flesh, or meat. It marks the last chance to celebrate with abandon before a period of restraint for the 40 days of Lent. …


Added by Mico on November 21, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

27 Tips on how to prepare for a Carnival (A must read for Guys)


1)Exercise and DIET is fundamental. You don’t have to workout to be the fella with the best abs on the road, just enough to get your fitness level up to help build your stamina for the two days of ‘palancing’.

2)If you weren’t satisfied with your physical appearance on the road the previous year, don’t wait one month before carnival and wish for a magical body transformation.…


Added by Mico on November 21, 2016 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

31 Tips on how to prepare for a Carnival (A must read for the ladies)

  • First and most important never wear your full costume on Monday unless you are a two band/section H.O. Tuesday is the day to look fresh and glam.! Most people who do this look washed up on Tuesday. For some reason Tuesday is the time to show off your costume.
  • If you plan on wear mas stockings to prevent your toes from suffering, cut off the toe…

Added by Mico on November 15, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Ever experienced the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival?

Although the roots of the Junkanoo parade remain subject to long and passionate debates, what is agreed is that, after centuries of practice, today's cultural extravaganzas have become the most entertaining street carnivals of not only The Bahamas, but also the world at large.

With the…


Added by Mico on November 14, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Diwali in Trinidad & Tobago [VIDEO]

Considered as the land of the Humming Bird, Trinidad and Tobago has a good number of Indian populations. For that reason, Hindu festivals, customs, traditions and observances forms an integral part of the society, which comprises the unique beauty of the twin island state. The Diwali celebration has a unique flavor here in the Caribbean island nation. Here 43 per cent of the 1.3 million populations are ethnic Indians.…


Added by Mico on November 9, 2016 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

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