Friday night's traditional Carnival Royale Show and the Carnival J'ouvert
Procession were cancelled, and a decision made to hold the post-parade entertainment in St George's Square, instead of Greenhead Park.
It starts at 6am with the J'Ouvert
Morning - a traditional early morning soca music jam.
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in July Inspired by the To have your event included in The GUIDE listings, email: nicola.
30am on the Monday, slung on some old clothes and made my way to J'Ouvert
- the start of Carnival.
Kicking off the festivities is J'Ouvert
, where thousands of locals splatter one another with paint while running amok in the winding streets of capital city, Castries.
Fast forward to 2010, and J'Ouvert
has certainly taken on a 21st century feel, as monster trucks, piled high with more speakers than a branch of Dixons, blast out soca music while the crowds dance to the break of dawn.
, or Street Jump Up, as it is also known, featured plenty of revelry with face painting and bright costumes to accompany the soca music.
The carnival officially opened with J'ouvert
- a special day for children, and thousands of youngsters hit the streets to dance along to the bands and masquerades.
Johns Bay Rum now features Lime & Floral, a delicate scent of Caribbean wildflowers with a hint of sun-ripened limes and J'Ouvert
, a dewy fresh fragrance that blends the scents of West Indian wildflowers.
DON'T expect to keep clean when you join in the dawn revelry known as J'ouvert
- the wildest party in the Trinidad carnival.
Known as J'ouvert
, revelers celebrate the darker side of life.
The countdown would not be complete without the Panorama steel pan band competition; Dimanche Gras (Big Sunday), where masquerade designers showcase intricately designed costumes that often weigh between 50 and 200 pounds and reach up to 30 feet high; or J'ouvert
(day break), a large street party complete with mud that is the official start to the two-day cultural celebration.