St Vincent Carnival

St Vincent Carnival or Vincy Mas began as far back as the 1890s and was celebrated the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This was a time to throw away inhibitions and "free-up" before the commencement of Lent. The Catholic Lent is a period of fasting in which Catholics refrain from loud behaviour and sinful indulgences.

In 1976 a decision was taken by the CDC (Carnival Development Committee) to change the date for carnival from February/March to June/July starting the following year. To this day Vincy Carnival is held in June/July.

Vincy Mas like other West Indian carnivals is a mixture of African culture, European tradition, and Caribbean and local folk lore. It's a season when the general populace joins in the celebration of Vincentian talent, artistry and craft in a variety of forms. These include steel pan music, soca, calypso, and masquerade.

Vincy carnival is now much more than just a cultural event but a major economic activity. It attracts thousands of tourists to the island, as well as overseas based Vincentians. Vincy Mas has become a major money earner for the country.

vincy mas

Major highlights include The Miss Carival Show which is a leading Caribbean beauty pageant. Then there's the much anticipated Mardi Gras Parade of the Bands where Masquerade Bands compete for Band of the year. The Dimanche Gras Show highlights the finals of the National Calypso Monarch Competition, King and Queen of Carnival and Panorama. The Soca Monarch Competition in Victoria Park is another major attraction. For the children, there's the ever popular Junior Carnival, Junior Calypso, Junior Soca Monarch and Junior Panorama.

If you want to come to Vincy Land at a time when there are shows galore and lots of excitement, trust me, there's no better time than Vincy Mas 2014.

Related Pages:

2013 Vincy Soca

2012 Vincy Soca

2011 Vincy Soca

2010 Vincy Soca

St Vincent Carnival 2008 (Vincy Mas 2008).

2008 St Vincy Soca

Do you have any thoughts on St Vincent Carnival you would like to share?

Do you have any opinions, story or developments on anything to do with St Vincent Carnival that you'd like to share? Share your thoughts here!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

MISS CARNIVAL WAS A RIP OFF - St Vincent 
THEY CHEAT BECUASE IT WAS HOST IN ST VINCENT THEY MAKE MISS ST VINCENT WIN MISS DOMINICAN REP MISS TRINIDAD MISS DOMINICA EVEN MISS VEN WAS FAR BETTER …

Views on Vincy Mas Not rated yet
I think that the contestants that win the rural pagents that is the community pagents should be the contestants going in for the miss svg pagent.

Click here to write your own.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Return from St Vincent Carnival - Vincy Mas to Soca Music home page.

Search This Site:

Custom Search


SocaFreak.com is on Facebook. Click the like button below and join us. 


Follow SocaFreak.com on Twitter.

Have your say!

Share your views on anything to do with soca music.

Music of SocaFreak.com Founder, Mantius:

Listen to and download Mantius' songs.

Follow Mantius on Twitter.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you SocaFreak Xpress!.