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Dominica's CARNIVAL, Dominica's People

 

 

 
 

 

Dominica’s Carnival originated in the 1950's, as a time to let loose, unwind and free the sprit though music, costumes and dancing in the street.  Today, locals as well as tourist join together in the revelry for two weeks of festivities. Also known as Mas Dominik, and The Real Mas, the event has African and French roots and is recognized as the most original Carnival in the Caribbean. The pre-Lenten festival usually falls in February or March each year.

 

Celebrated around the island, main events, activities and festivities revolve around very loud music, dancing in the streets (jump-up), Calypso competition, the annual crowning of the Queen monarch, amazing costumes, and the beauty of Dominica and its people.

 

Also see Carnival Costumes
  
   

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by Greg German, 2013