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Dominica Carnival 2011 kicked into high gear Saturday afternoon with music, floats, and the annual opening parade that piled thousands of Dominicans and visitors alike along the street of Roseau.

Spectators couldn’t off asked for a better day. The weather was beautiful, which provided that requisite tropical heat to go along with the all masquerading going on.

The parade highlighted the colour and splendor of Dominica’s Carnival with a range of costume bands, traditional masquerade groups – like the Flag Wavers, Bwa Bwas, Sensays, HiFi Bands, and the seven beautiful Carnival Queen Contestants including the reigning Carnival Queen Marcia Baptiste were all in attendance.

All in all it was a great opening parade…can’t wait for Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Here are some scenes from Dominica’s “Real Mas” 2011 – Opening Carnival Parade. Enjoy ❗

Photo from Dominica Carnival 2011 Opening Parade

Photo from Dominica Carnival 2011 Opening Parade

Photo from Dominica Carnival 2011 Opening Parade

Photo from Dominica Carnival 2011 Opening Parade

Photo from Dominica Carnival 2011 Opening Parade

Photo from Dominica Carnival 2011 Opening Parade

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2 Comments »

Comment by andrewc52002
2011-02-21 10:43:39

The Carnival is nice, but it changed so much. Everybody is almost naked. I don’t see the traditional dominican costumes anymore.

 
Comment by Marva
2011-03-14 04:12:34

life is about change if we want to make progress we need change. But that it’s no reason to forget our past traditions. The younger generation has no problem accepting change but we should not forget where we came from and how much our elder folks did to get us here. I think we can have a little bit if everything the past the present and the future in that was everyone has something he or she can appreciate

 
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