The results from the poll posted on this media house’s website, which asked, “Are you feeling the carnival spirit?” indicate that majority of persons who participated are feeling the carnival spirit.
In effort to gather more information about this, MiyVue took to the streets of Basseterre, and results of this exercise were similar; people are indeed feeling the carnival spirit.
One ‘carnival rebel’, as she described herself, said she is overwhelmed with the amount of activities that has been taking place over the past three weeks.
“Compared to the past few carnivals, this year is a real hype, with a number of activities leading up to the official start. I must commend the (carnival) committee for the investment they have put in this year, after all look we have the soca monarch back on stream and $10, 000 up for grabs, I should have been a singer,” the individual said with a chuckle in her voice.
A student of the CFBC College told Miyvue.com, “The carnival feeling is definitely in the air. There are a lot of pre-carnival activities that are taking place, I am enjoying them all.”
THE Federation’s National Carnival, now branded ‘Sugar Mas’, will officially commence with an opening ceremony on 17th December and concludes on 3rd January, 2011. Coinciding with the official date of commencement will be the Female Calypso Bacchanal and the Best of the Rest Competition but these will be held later that evening.
The 2010/2011 activities will jump start with ‘In the Spirit of Christmas’ from 6th to 10th December and on 11th December, the Carnival Queen Fashion Show will be held in Nevis.
The Soca Monarch Competition has been revived this year and on 18th December, while a number of boys and girls will compete for the Prince and Princess titles on 19th December.
The J’Ouvert Morning jam session, which is normally held on 26th December, will this year be held celebrated on the following day because Boxing Day falls on a Sunday.
The festivities continue and on that evening, contestants from eight schools across the Federation, will vie for the title of Miss Talented Teen. The Junior Calypso Show will also be held on that evening.
The Sensational Six beauties will then take to the stage on 28th December to find out who will replace Sudeakka Francis as National Carnival Queen, while on the following night a number of calypsonians will go up against King Socrates for the Calypso Monarch title.
Carnival Village will come alive once again on 30th December with over 10 Caribbean beauties vying for the Miss Haynes Smith Talented Teen title.
On the 1st January the streets of Basseterre will be transformed into a colorful atmosphere of folklore with the New Year’s Day Grand Parade and Children’s Carnival.
A Carnival Cooldown Beach Bash will be held on 2nd January, while National Carnival Last Lap will be held on the following day, bringing Sugar Mas’ to an end with parades of troupes and street jam.