Dominica: Real Mas Carnival to showcase culture, traditions, opening day sees huge crowd

The Carnival of the Commonwealth of Dominica- The Real Mas has officially opened on Saturday, January 14, 2023. In order to showcase the culture, traditions, heritage, values, customs, and folks of the country, the much-awaited Mas Domnik (Carnival) has returned to its shores after two years of hiatus.

Dominica: Real Mas Carnival to showcase culture, traditions, opening day sees huge crowd
Dominica: Real Mas Carnival to showcase culture, traditions, opening day sees huge crowd

Roseau, Dominica: The Carnival of the Commonwealth of Dominica- The Real Mas has officially opened on Saturday, January 14, 2023. In order to showcase the culture, traditions, heritage, values, customs, and folks of the country, the much-awaited Mas Domnik (Carnival) has returned to its shores after two years of hiatus.

The Real Mas of Dominica is known as one of the most entertaining and exciting events, which has the capacity to grab the attention of the audience significantly. It has the ability to leave its footprints on the minds of the audience as the Carnival always gives them efficient experience and exposure. The values and customs of Dominica have been displayed with different events, activities and competitions.

Visitors across the globe experienced the Carnival, and Dominica emerged as one of the most visited sites during the time of Real Mas. The official opening of Carnival 2023 has attracted an audience across the globe as the registrations for various events, activities and pageants and shown keen interest on the day of the opening.

The Real Mas is BACK! Dominica’s carnival season 2023 is officially opened with the street parade and ceremony on Saturday, January 14. The opening day featured the bold young women for the various pageants, traditional costumes such as Bwa Bwa, Darkies, Sensay, lapo Kabwit, calypsonians, flag wavers, costume bands and revelers from across the island.

Dominica festivals asked people to don’t miss out on the Caribbean’s most original Carnival right here in Dominica. Dominica is home to The Real Mas- the Caribbean’s most original Carnival! And a big part of the parade is the BWA BWA.

For all ages, the BWA BWA are stilt walkers of varying heights. With roots in West Africa, they are a prominent and popular feature of Carnival in Dominica. During the parades, they can be found dancing along the streets to soca, bouyon, and calypso music in colourful costumes and often with painted faces.

People will experience Mas An Lawi – Mas in the Street for Carnival 2023. For the love of CULTURE! The Real Mas is back with Mas An Lawi – Mas in the streets. From costume bands to pageants, J’ouvert, ole mas, traditional costumes, calypso, and so much more, experience the Caribbean’s most original #carnival.

Dominica’s opening day of the Carnival 2023 featured various theme songs, “Real Mas” by Dominican artists Daddy Chess, Tasha P, Trilla G, and Peter Letang.

  • The opening day of the Carnival- The Real Mas featured the beauties who will be vying for the 2023 Carnival Princess Crown! Remember, Sunday, February 5 is the date to be at the Carnival City, Windsor Park Stadium.
  • Lz Charles – Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School- Sponsored by Marigot Cooperative Credit Union and Just Nice Services
  • Mikayla Christmas – St Martin Primary School – Sponsored by Springfield Trading Limited
  • Najah Georges – Thibaud Primary School – Sponsored by Fine Foods Inc
  • Dernisha Darroux – Goodwill Primary School – Sponsored by Do It Center
  • Zaheer Toussaint – Roseau Primary School – Sponsored by DOMLE
  • The Carnival is all about Feel, The Rhythm, and Feel The Vibes. Carnival has officially opened, and we have a packed calendar of events just for you. Dominica is full of Talented Creators. MasAnLawi 2023 experience.

Did you experience the kaleidoscope of Colours, Culture, and Excitement that filled the streets of Roseau on Saturday? Carnival Opening 2023 was a Great Success. Carnival Lovers, TheRealMas officially opens. Open D Road Sensays, BwaBwa, Queen Contestants, Lapo Kabwit, Sounds of Calypso, our Famous Bands, and more await the people. The Celebration begins in the Streets of Roseau; Today It’s Our Carnival.

Denise Charles- Member of Parliament for Soufriere Constituency, noted, “Today is the day! Opening Of Carnival and The Real Mas. Come witness our traditional characters, and move to the sounds of Calypso, Dominica’s Biggest Bands, Lapo Kabwit, DJs, and more. From 3 pm, Join us in the streets of Roseau.

Melissa Poponne Skerrit- Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central Constituency, added that it’s that time again.

“The opening of Carnival is officially here! Today from 3 pm in Roseau! Dominica’s home of #The Real Mas is ready for 2023! Come get a taste of Mas 2023 and see the #Amnesia #Out Dare 2023 band costumes on the road! You don’t want to miss this, “said the parliamentary representatives.