j'ouvert


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j'ouvert

(ˈʒuːvɛət)
n
chiefly Caribbean the eve of Mardi gras; the Monday morning on which the festivities begin
[from French jour ouvert the day having been opened]
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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.
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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.
The J'Ouvert, 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.
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.