Patrons turn out to witness Carnival 2012 opening parade

Crowd at opening of carnival 2012

Dominicans took to the city’s streets on Saturday to participate and witness the nation’s carnival opening parade.

The parade kicked off after 3pm on Victoria Street where private sector groups, sensay wearing individuals, bwa bwa and lapo kabwit bands along with other revellers, dazzled the streets of Roseau with their colourful costumes, dancing to calypsos and other up-tempo local music.

Among those on parade were the carnival princess and national queen show contestants and this year’s Junior Monarch contenders.

Last year’s carnival queen Jacintha Fagan and Calypso Monarch Tasha P also formed part of the spectacle.

A few individuals and a few small groups showed up in self designed costumes, while a number of flag waver contingents, some with members no older than preschool age, were represented.

Saturday’s opening parade sets the stage for the holding of several major carnival related activities including the Calypso semi-finals and Monarch competition, Junior monarch, Carnival Queen Show, and that new, eagerly anticipated Mr. Dominica Pageant.

The traditional street jump-up on Carnival Monday and Tuesday (February 20-21) is the key highlight, rounding off a carnival that is expected to feature bands and costumes galore, and revellers engaging in street partying as only Dominicans and their carnival guests can.

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15 Comments

  1. Chocolate
    February 1, 2012

    The NBD Flagwavers were the highlight of the parade…their colours where bright and outstanding…very beautiful uniform also…thumbs up to management on a job well done

  2. girls dem lover
    January 31, 2012

    I missin again can belive dat any way enjoy in a peace full way

  3. sue
    January 30, 2012

    Sen Joe rocks. Go St. Joe

  4. just watching
    January 30, 2012

    hmmm….im sure if it was a crusade they were having in roseau..they would not have such a crouwd….forgive them father for they know not what they’re doing ……

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2012

      whose u to judge and talk bout sin, every man is a sinner cut the

  5. Anonymous
    January 30, 2012

    All Dominicans know how to do is Sewo!!!

  6. LOL
    January 30, 2012

    double you see kay

    W
    C
    K

    Boy look a mashup

    KINGS OF THE ROAD

    I CANNA WAIT FOR KANIVAL

    NO CK NO CANIVAL

    I HEAR WCK HAVE A BIG SURPRISE !

  7. waters
    January 30, 2012

    nothing to shout about in my view, same ole same ole..

  8. Calypso Lover
    January 30, 2012

    I didn’t see anything on the group that paid tribute to Jeff Joseph

    • forreal
      January 30, 2012

      you did’nt see them lovely granies in their tee shirts of jeff,and plus they had a placard potraying a pic of jeff.

      • Calypso Lover
        January 30, 2012

        I’m referring to the pictures shown. There are none of the group

  9. January 30, 2012

    good show

  10. January 30, 2012

    I MISS IT THIS YEAR AGAIN :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  11. Anonymous
    January 30, 2012

    i see some beautiful costumes and people. thanks dno

  12. Doc. Love
    January 30, 2012

    WHY IS IT THAT WHENEVER THEY SHOW DOMINICANS ENJOYING THEMSELVES ON THE ROADS OF ROSEAU DURING CARNIVAL, THEY ALWAYS SHOW RAGGITY HOUSES IN THE BACKGROUND.THEIR ARE SOME MANY BEAUTIFUL HOUSES IN ROSEAU WHERE CARNIVAL PICTURES COULD BE TAKEN.EXELLENT SHOW MR. BULLY.

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