IN PICTURES: Tewey Vaval 2017

The 2017 Carnival season officially ended with ‘Tewey Vaval’ in Bataca in the Kalinago Territory on Wednesday evening.

The event began with a parade of a fake coffin containing ‘Vaval’ to the beating of drums.

When night fell kerosene torches (bouzai) were lit while the parade continued.

Finally, the coffin was burnt to ashes marking the end of the Carnival.

See photos below.

All photos by Chad Ambo/Discover Dominica Authority

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  1. March 6, 2017

    image 27 my favourite

  2. Laura
    March 4, 2017

    Who is the woman wearing the sunglasses, with white shorts and black blouse in pictures 7 and 8? Is that Irene?

  3. King Joffery
    March 3, 2017

    ONLY curses you are welcoming into the Kalinago Territory by Teweying Vaval”.. Welcoming demons and all kinda evil spirits… No wonder the place cya grow or develop.. foolish people doing foolish tings..

    • jam jam
      March 3, 2017

      you seem to be brainwashed.

    • Laps
      March 5, 2017

      I believe the tradition is to burn and cast out spirits rather than welcome them. Correct me if im wrong please. I seriously doubt this is the cause of underdevelopment in the territory.

  4. March 2, 2017

    Bagai sot

  5. nicole
    March 2, 2017

    When will this nonsense stop. Stupes

  6. Anon
    March 2, 2017

    To the Shabine goddess in Pictures 24 to 27 wearing the black tank and white shorts… I think you’re beautiful..

    Let me take you out to dinner

    • Hot N' Spicy
      March 4, 2017

      Sorry! My dinner has already been served

        March 5, 2017

        & Shabin, if thats u, u r HOT & SPICY

      March 5, 2017

      i TOTALLY Agree with u on that bro; She is SMOKING HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!
      Id take a flight back home jus 2 have dinner with her myself

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