Carnival Fever, Soca, Calypso, J'ouvert, Mas, Costume, Fete, TnT

Your only destination to all things CARNIVAL

How about a Month full of Carnival Fetes in St. Thomas starting in April [VIDEO]

Start Date: April 01, 2017

End Date: April 29, 2017

It is the biggest party of the year, and each island has its own.

St. Thomas' Carnival culminates in the final week of April.
 
The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952; Carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean. A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival.

Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities. A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents.

Calypsonians offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians.

Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes. The children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats.

Views: 22

Comment

You need to be a member of Carnival Fever, Soca, Calypso, J'ouvert, Mas, Costume, Fete, TnT to add comments!

Join Carnival Fever, Soca, Calypso, J'ouvert, Mas, Costume, Fete, TnT

© 2017   Created by omar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service