IN PICTURES: Opening parade of Carnival 2016



The Real Mas 2016 officially kicked off in Dominica with the Carnival opening parade through the streets of Roseau on Saturday.

The parade consists of all the contestants of the various pageants and competitions which will be held during the Carnival season, as well as floats from various businesses, lapeau kabwit bands, bwa bwa and much more.

An official ceremony followed the parade at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

The Carnival season officially ends on February 10 with Tewey Vaval.

See photos from the parade below.

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  1. Plaisir
    January 18, 2016

    Some of the contestants for the Princess Show were missing?

  2. Oh La La
    January 18, 2016

    Looked really good. Best wishes to the Carnival Committee with the rest of the activities for carnival. Safe peaceful carnival all.

  3. Hmmm
    January 18, 2016

    Where are the photos of the Junior Calypso Monarch competitors??? Im seeing everybody else except them.

  4. Face the Facts
    January 18, 2016

    You had a sunny, bright day. Beautiful carnival pictures. Enjoy the rest of the days. Have fun. Keep it clean and safe. It is enjoyment for all.

  5. Merlin
    January 17, 2016

    Nice to see the Kalinagos and more specifically the Sinecou Carnival Band representing stronger and better year after year. Who is the contact for this Carnival Band?

  6. Ideal
    January 17, 2016

    Have fun my fellow Dominicans, be safe. Play clean mas.

  7. Marguerite
    January 17, 2016

    But DNO forgot to let us know who going up for Mothers Queen man. I really spoil eh boy. But please DNO try to let us know.

  8. Virtue
    January 17, 2016

    Where is the contestant from Kelleb Laurent Primary?

  9. January 17, 2016

    this is great wishing all carnival lovers have lots of fun and please make it violence free.

  10. just asking
    January 17, 2016

    Just in case. Who are the reserves for the semi-finals? Will the mascamp be keeping to the same day, preceding the semies?

    Good luck everyone. Keep the faith Beno, you are not alone.

  11. mine
    January 17, 2016

    Beautiful pics, despite of TSE I’amhappy to see you all have the carnival spirit. Enjoy a safe and peaceful carnival good luck.

  12. Truth be Told
    January 17, 2016

    Where is the Dominica flag? I thought the theme for this year carnival was the Dominica flag and that the Ministry of Tourism and Dominica Festival Commission was going to have everything and everyone wrapped in the Dominica flag! :oops: The Real Mas looks alive and well to me – this is the people’s mas! :lol:

  13. WAW
    January 17, 2016

    nawana nawana nawana

  14. Nice
    January 16, 2016

    Shout out to the dancers of Lucia Lander dance group and th NCCU job well done,and to the group leader omara u hold ur group together good job

  15. Thanks
    January 16, 2016

    Boy, oh boy what a spectacular array of our culture. Dominica nice boy! I am freezing in Brooklyn. Stay saft and enjoy yourselves.

  16. January 16, 2016

    I loved to see the many bright colors and I appreciate the fact that all the big trucks were not on the road. it was good with the lovely pictures. I hope every one have a good Carnival.

  17. Lyn
    January 16, 2016

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. its time
    January 16, 2016

    I must say today was nice i hope all gos well for the rest days to come be safe da people one love

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