No one does carnival quite like Grenada with its colours, music, costumes, food and splendour. As the last Caribbean Carnival held every August, the festival certainly offers experiences that are out of the ordinary. One of the standout experiences is Grenada’s Jab Jab which consists of masqueraders covered in black oil or charcoal wearing horned helmets and carrying chains. A large group of these masqueraders is a sight to behold on Carnival Monday as part of the early morning street parade J’ouvert which means ‘daybreak’. This is followed by Monday Night Mas in which masqueraders light up the night skies with glowsticks and colourful t-shirts as they dance to the music provided by huge DJ trucks. Then on Tuesday, hundreds of masqueraders take to the streets adorned with colourful costumes, feathers and jewels in a stunning display of the ‘Parade of the Bands’. On that day, traditional masqueraders such as the Vieux Corps, Shortknee, Wild Indian and ‘Moko Jumbie’ Stilt Walkers are conspicuous on the streets. Of course, leading up to the culmination on the second Monday and Tuesday in August there are various soca, calypso and pageant competitions and numerous fetes choose from. Choose Spicemas for unmatched vibes and energy.
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