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MassKara Carnival

October 21 - October 22
Bacolod, Philippines

MassKara is a play on words, maskara is Filipino for “mask”, while “cara” refers to the face. Thus MassKara figuratively refers to a celebration, a carnival of masked faces! Bacolod City where Masskara is held is famously known as the City of Smiles. The highlight of the many available festival celebrations is the Street Parade.…

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Las Vegas Latin Caribbean Carnival

October 26 - October 29
Las Vegas, NV United States

The Latin and Caribbean community of Las Vegas join forces to throw a party. Combining what you already know or can imagine about Las Vegas plus the excitement of Latin and Caribbean culture of Carnival - this is the recipe for a legendary party. Halloween has new meaning in Vegas. Go to a costume party…

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Bayou Bacchanal

November 4
New Orleans, LA United States

Mardi Gras, this is not! Louisiana has formed its own Caribbean Carnival celebration. The goal is to merge a friendly connection between the New Orleans area and Caribbean nations. Those familiar with the tradition of Caribbean Carnival and curious newcomers blend together in the crowds of spectators and participants. The Caribbean population of New Orleans…

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El Salvador San Miguel Carnival

November 25
San Miguel, El Salvador

Considered one of the most popular celebrations of Central America, the festivities begin near the closing of November around "Dia de la Reina de la Paz," or Queen of Peace Day.  This serves as a celebration for the patron of the population of San Miguel. Many Salvadorans abroad return to their homeland to take part…

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Montserrat Jump-up Day

December 22, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Little Bay, Montserrat

Montserrat’s Jump-up Day commemorates the Emancipation of the enslaved Africans. This tiny Caribbean island boasts great parties and a contagious energy. Jump-up Day is the last day of Montserrat Carnival. The Jump-up Day is modeled after Trinidad & Tobago Carnival however, Montserrat maintains its own identity. Because the festivities center around Christmas – a very…

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Turks & Caicos Grand Junkanoo

December 31
Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos Islands

Celebrated since the 16th century the festival originated from the joyous days of rest the enslaved Africans were given around Christmas  - these days are utilized to their fullest. Popular music forms Junkanoo, Ricksaw, and Combina pump and permeate Turks & Caicos tropical air. The costumes of the past have been modernized yet still resemble…

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Bahamas New Years Day Junkanoo Parade

January 1, 2018
Nassau, Bahamas

Around Christmas enslaved Africans were given three days off - these days were spent with family they celebrated with food, music from homemade instruments and dance. The idea of Junkanoo was kept alive by dedicated islanders until this three days celebration of temporary freedom and relief evolved overtime to be a celebration of culture, tradition,…

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