Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Grenada Spice Mas Carnival - Monday

Carnival in Grenada culminates in 2 days of parades and celebration. This was our Monday:
  1. Jouvert - celebrants douse themselves and others with oil and paint (and even a splattery-brown, chocolate based mixture) and dance to loud music. It starts at 3 a.m. but we arrived around 6 a.m.
  2. Fancy Pageant Mas (short for masquerade) - colorful costumes, dancing, loud music.
  3. Monday Night Mas - a parade of lights, dancing, loud music. It was like being in a slowly forward creeping disco.


This wall of speakers was one of many such parade vehicles that
exist solely to make your ears bleed.

It was a long, exhausting day but we had a great time. Mark and Conrad held up remarkably well throughout and their hearing still seems intact. On the other hand, they might have a good excuse for 'not hearing us' when we ask them to clean their rooms. The big parade on Tuesday is supposed to be when the craziness really starts. We can't wait.


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