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Carnival Attractions Type: Events Map Ref: RO
Roseau, Dominica

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Held at the traditional pre-Lenten time, it involves two days of 'jump-up' in Roseau and other villages as well as parades, Calypso and Carnival Queen contests.

Carnival starts with a grand opening parade and includes events such as Pan By the Bay, a Carnival Queen show, the Calypso Monarch Show and the two days of traditional jump-up, Carnival Monday & Carnival Tuesday.

On Ash Wednesday, there is also 'Vaval' - the closing of Carnival, held in the village of Dublanc and in the Carib Territory.

Dates for Carnival Monday & Tuesday:

2017: 27th & 28th February

2018: 12th & 13th February

2019: 4th & 5th March

2020: 24th & 25th February

Note that Carnival activities start about one month before Carnival Monday/Tuesday.

See our Calendar of Events for specific dates and times of Dominica's Carnival activities.

Visit this Carnival Page for all the details.


Kid-friendly! This activity has been kid-tested.

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