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The First Ever Carnival Drought?

After a year like 2020 (strangely, it feels like it still hasn’t ended), we were all looking forward to those two days or riddim and relaxation.  This time last year, we were revving up our Real Mas Guide. But alas, it was not meant to be — Murphy’s Law is in full effect. Seriously, we need to stop whoever keeps asking, “What else could go wrong?” 

The turn of the new decade has brought about nothing but unprecedented events, and this is no different. Carnival has been an integral part of Caribbean culture since the 1830s; when the Emancipation Act was finally enacted and enslaved ancestors were freed and had taken to the streets in celebration. Since then, it has never been completely cancelled, not even after the Carnival Fire of 1963 or after Hurricane David in 1979. 

King George V Street in Roseau in 1963 and on Carnival Monday in 2018. © The Sun Dominica

In the face of all this, don’t despair, though! Event organizers are working tirelessly to find innovative ways to maintain the spirit of Mas Dominik while ensuring patrons are kept safe.

And with masks now being a mandatory part of any outfit, why not make them a statement on their own with custom prints and designs. With these unique and stylish prints, you can stand out while keeping safe and protecting those around you.