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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mas Domnik

Mon 24 - Tue 25 Feb 2020

Dominica | caribbean

Mas Domnik

ORGANISER Dominica Festivals Commission

About Carnival

Mas Domnik is Dominica’s Carnival, known as the ‘The Real Mas’ because it holds true to Carnival traditions of the past. Held at the traditional pre-Lenten time, is a feast of calypso music, Carnival competitions and activities all leading up to two exciting days of street jump-up. About a month prior to the festivities, Carnival is formally opened with an official Opening Parade and ceremony which highlights the celebrations to come.

Carnival takes place on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. In the months leading up to Carnival, there are Calypso shows, village feasts and pageants. Traditionally Monday and Tuesday are the two final days of celebration before the quiet and reflective Lenten period.

Mas bands