Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis: The island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis is currently ablaze with the vibrant spirit of Carnival as the annual Sugar Mas 52 reaches its zenith.
The streets of Downtown Basseterre came alive during the J’ouvert celebrations on Boxing Day, with revellers flooding the city for a lively jam session that commenced in the wee hours of the morning and culminated at noon.
J’ouvert, a key highlight of Sugar Mas 52, saw enthusiastic bands taking to the roads, creating a rhythmic spectacle that echoed through the heart of the capital.
The infectious energy of the participants was palpable as locals and visitors alike revelled in the unique atmosphere that defines this traditional Caribbean celebration.
Adding to the excitement, the St Kitts-Nevis National Carnival recently unveiled the criteria for judging the highly anticipated Road March.
The competition, exclusive to J’ouvert Morning, will be evaluated at three distinct locations, with the winning road march song destined to become the anthem for Sugar Mas 52.
The announcement of the triumphant tune is eagerly awaited and is scheduled to take place by 9 pm on December 26.
Sugar Mas 52, a festival that kicked off on December 15, 2023, is set to enchant the islands until January 2, 2024.
As the nation immerses itself in the carnival spirit, anticipation is building for the upcoming events outlined in the St Kitts-Nevis National Carnival parade schedule.
Next on the agenda is the National Junior Carnival Parade scheduled for December 30, 2023, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
This event promises to showcase the exuberance of the younger generation, adding a familial touch to the ongoing festivities.
As the new year dawns, the Grand Carnival Parade will take centre stage on January 1, 2024, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Revellers can expect a dazzling display of creativity, culture, and tradition as the parade weaves through the vibrant streets, bringing together communities in celebration.
The grand finale of Sugar Mas 52 is slated for January 2, 2024, with the Grand Carnival Parade Last Lap. From 2 pm to 9 pm, the streets will witness a spectacular conclusion to the festivities, leaving an indelible mark on the memories of participants and spectators alike.
As the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis embrace the crescendo of Sugar Mas 52, the nation is painted with the lively hues of tradition, music, and unity, creating an unforgettable experience for all fortunate enough to partake in this cultural extravaganza.
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