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Grenada carnival, also known as Spicemas, is one of the largest
and most popular Caribbean carnivals anywhere in the world, offering
a series of events including parties, parades and festivals in the
months leading up to the main carnival season in August, which
includes all the main features you expect to find at a Caribbean
carnival, such as the Soca Monarch competition, J'Ouvert, Dimanche
Gras, Monday Night Mas and of course the grand finale of the parade
of the bands.
The alternative title of the Grenada Carnival, Spicemas, is thought to originate from the country's colourful history as a cultivator and purveyor of fine spices, most notably cinnamon and nutmeg, with the Mas aspect being a traditional carnival term believed to be a shortened version of the French masquerade.
The main carnival events in Grenada take place in the small capital city of St George's, where the large trucks blaring music are guaranteed to keep the city awake throughout the carnival weekend.
There are events under the carnival umbrella taking place from
April onwards throughout the year, but the main festivities take
place in August and are centred around the following main dates and
10 Aug: National Queen Show
11 Aug: Soca Monarch Finals
12 Aug: SMC Panorama
13 Aug: Dimanche Gras
14 Aug: Jouvert, Bombtune, Pageant, Monday Night Mas
15 Aug: Parade of the Bands
Lineup of the main participants in the parade of the bands to follow.
There has been in previous years live streaming coverage provided
of some of the main carnival events, most notably the carnival
parade so we will be keeping an eye out closer to the time and
provide any links here as and when we locate them.
In the meantime you can watch coverage from previous years' events in the wide selection of videos on the always reliable Youtube:
As with many of the Caribbean's carnivals, the Grenada carnival organisers have also embraced the growth of social media and will be using the various platforms to promote and provide updates from the various carnival events:
Grenada carnival on Facebook and Twitter
If you are visiting Grenada at any point during the carnival season then you'll find the usual wide range of accommodation to choose from, everything from cheap beach huts to top of the range 5 star hotelYou can check availability and make reservations for local hotels here.
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