IN PICTURES: Tewey Vaval symbolically ends Carnival

A man jumps over the fire at Tewey Vaval

The 2018 Carnival Season ended symbolically with Tewey Vaval on Wednesday evening.

The event was held at Bataca in the Kalinago Territory.

It began with a parade of a fake coffin containing “Vaval” to the beating of drums.

A bonfire was then started and revelers started jumping over it.

The coffin was then burnt, marking the end of Carnival.

See photos below.

All photos by Chad Ambo/DDA

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6 Comments

  1. mine
    February 15, 2018

    You all had fun you tewey Vaval everybody go back to work to rebuild Dominica.

  2. analy thomas
    February 15, 2018

    There is a common saying, “do not play with fire!”
    Fire has a way of growing stronger and once it flares out of control, it becomes a threat! There is a fire that can never be quenched according to the bible.
    What is this vaval about? Is it something to do with the creator, God almighty or not! if it doesn’t then we know that you can either be with God or not!
    think about it
    May His name be praised.

    • Crap'o Hall
      February 15, 2018

      So you agree we were backward and ungodly before the European colonizers came and took our, culture, history and customs away? We have to embrace our history. African, Kalinago and Taino people had their own customs before Christianity was introduced to them. Keep our culture alive.

    • DERPA
      February 15, 2018

      So you trying to tell the people that the bible is right and all their native culture is wrong?

      Get back to the cotton fields if you truly believe that, leave DNO.

    • antidote 4 stupidity
      February 15, 2018

      Anal BS Analy. Let the people express their culture. Control the fire in your life.

    • Leon
      February 16, 2018

      OK if u look at it this way then no it have nothing to so with god same as carnival.in carnival that’s were all bad things pop out if people really look at it in an other way the vaval show a symbol of we all go to hell wen we die we all goes to hell like vaval…..remember a lot of people like us do bad things an we did in it we still see hell onlike vaval he sin he die in it we send him hell unknowning we that well be going there if don’t repent in itme b4 death comea

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