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Mas Domnik “The Real Mas” Kicks off in Dominica

Dominica’s Carnival The Real Mas kicked off with the National Parade and Official Opening on Saturday January 19th 2019, with a splash of color, a variety of music, stiltwalkers, cheerleaders and masqueraders.

Posted on Mon, Jan 28th, 2019 12:23 pm by news services

This year’s Carnival celebration dubbed ‘A Sizzling Explosion’ will run from January 19th until March 6th with the last official activity being Téwé Vaval in the Kalinago Territory and Dublanc village.

Dominica’s Carnival is a grassroots activity that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Dominica through travel and tourism and the public involvement in celebrating its cultural heritage as a people. Carnival is a vitally important economic generator for Dominica and is considered the second major event on island. The combined activities ranges from pre carnival fetes, calypso tents, pageants, traditional and old mas experiences, village carnivals, masqueraders and  private parties spanning from January to early March. All of the pre carnival activities will lead up to the most anticipated two days of street jump up on March 4th and 5th, with parade of modern and traditional  costume bands, T shirt bands, Kiddies carnival, vintage beauties,  local bands, music, food and drink galore. Local bands will get the crowds moving to the infectious rhythms of bouyon, cadence, soca and calypso music. Many of the nationally renowned dance troupes will provide spectacular performances as well.

Carnival is yet another exciting time to be on island as evidenced by the number of visitors during that time of year. With new experiences and the true sense of opportunity for growth and prosperity, Dominica’s carnival still showcases a lot of traditional elements giving it the The Real Mas experience. Dominica’s Carnival provides a platform to schools and youth groups to showcase their talents and creativity. It is a unique opportunity open to all and we welcome visitors to join in and experience the Caribbean’s Real Mas experience.

The Real Mas is happening through March 6, 2019. Destination Dominica encourages everyone to use hashtag #masdomnik2019 and #dominicacarnival to support and show that carnival is an integral part of our culture.

For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website:, follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.


About Dominica: Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-EEK-a, and not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a haven for adventure travelers seeking a unique vacation that includes: hiking and adventure, cultural events/festivals, diving and water sports, whale/dolphin watching and canyoning adventures. Dominica lies south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean. Air travelers can connect to Dominica on Air Antilles, Air Sunshine, Coastal Air Transport, LIAT, Seaborne Airlines, or WINAIR from the surrounding hubs of Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  If travelling by sea, travelers can connect to Dominica on L’Express Des Iles ferry service from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia and on Valferry from Guadeloupe and Martinique.