The Carnival is 2 days. However, there were a variety of competitions leading up to the two days of parades. Competitions for the best in Soca, Steel Band music (Pan) and Calypso were held Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The Pan competition was incredible. Carnival then comprised three parades First Jouvert (started before dawn on Monday) then Monday Night Mas and finally the main parade on Tuesday. We have divided the photos for the Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon parades into kids and adults. This was a real participation event for the entire population of the island. Thanks Grenada.
The Pan Competition
Jouvert - Jab Jab
Monday night Mas
Getting into costume
Jouvert starts very early - around 4:00 am and supposedly ends at sunrise. It is a blend of the french words Jour Ouvert (or Open Day). This street party ended a few hours after sunrise. To be part of the Jab Jab you cover yourself in a body paint or oil, depending on the Mas colour you join. This group is part of the Black Mas.