The Opening Parade for Dominica’s Carnival was held on Saturday afternoon, January 19th. The Parade began at Pottersville Savanne and proceeded into Roseau, ending at the Bayfront.
The sights, sounds and smells of the Real Mas 2008 were alive and well as band after band promenaded by the hundreds of spectators who gathered along the route to ring in the opening of the Carnival Season. Flag Wavers, Bwa Bwas, Sensays… HiFi Bands, Mercury Band, Carnival Corner… the seven lovely Carnival Queen Contestants, the reigning Carnival King Derrick ‘The Hunter’ St Rose and Queen Leandra Lander were all present.
With the official handing over of the Keys to the City from Mayor Cecil Joseph to DFC Chairman Sobers Esprit, we can now say that Carnival is here!
For more information about Carnival in Dominica, visit these links:
- Schedule of Events & more about Dominica’s Carnival – past & present
- History of Dominica’s Carnival by Lennox Honychurch
Do you enjoy Word Games? Try our Carnival Seek-Word puzzle.