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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, surely the hottest ticket in town this Memorial Day weekend…


The very first Caribbean Carnival to be held in Atlanta was in 1988 it became the start of the U.S. carnival season and attracts many thousands of visitors to down-town Atlanta for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is Mas and Music, welcoming one and all to an all-encompassing celebration of Caribbean culture. As it commemorates its 25th Anniversary the public are all invited to fully immerse themselves and partake in all that Atlanta Caribbean Carnival has to offer…

Source /Credit “Carnival Corner”

Caribbean Carnival is the term used for a number of events that take place in many of the Caribbean islands annually. The Caribbean’s Carnivals all have several common themes many originating from Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, based on folklore, culture, religion, and tradition. Carnival tradition is based on a number of disciplines including: “Playing Mas”/Masquerade; Calypso Music and crowning a Calypso King or Monarch; Panorama;  Jouvert morning; and a number of other traditions.

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A blend of culture and music. The event is to feature Rupee the Bajan singer/producer who has had number of hits in particular the popular smash “Tempted to Touch”. Rupee is going to be joined with Kerwin Dubois the Trinidadian singer/writer who’s accepted numerous awards and is also a regular on the Carnival rounds all over the world due to his excellent performing skill as well as songs like “Breathless”.

Atlanta, Georgia In commemoration of The Bahamas’ 40th year of Independence and 25 years of Carnival in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association has invited top model and reigning Miss Universe Bahamas Celeste Marshall to be a Grand Marshall in this year’s parade.

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A major theme of the Atlanta Carnival are the street parades in costumes, masks and an array of colours. This is an African tradition which has stood the test of time. Natural objects such as stones and bones are also used as part of the decorations, in keeping with traditional Atlanta Carnival methods. There are still many traditional consumes, colours and dances associated with the Atlanta Carnival as well as the all- important Afro-Caribbean music styles.

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Islands nations from throughout the Caribbean will have representation at activities that are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend at various venues both downtown and on Atlanta’s east side.

Source / Credit  “Atlantic Black Star”

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival is an all-encompassing celebration of Caribbean culture. You can fully immerse yourself and partake in all that Atlanta Caribbean Carnival has to offer.  Starting in Downtown Atlanta on West Peachtree Street and finishing with the Festival Village at  Auburn Avenue,  the Parade of Bands is on Saturday, May 25, 2013 exploding into a wonderful, festive, and colourful spectacle of Music and Mas. Discover everything there is to love about Carnival, experience it for yourself and feed your soul with the infectious and diverse splendour of the Caribbean!

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