The St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival 2009/2010 opens officially on December 18 with a gala and pandemonium celebration. Anticipated events include Rotaract Carnival Prince and Princess Show, National Carnival Queen Pageant, Folklore Avenue Extravaganza, National Calypso Monarch Finals and the exceptional Grand New Year’s Day Parade.
Thirty-eight years since the debut of National Carnival in St. Kitts and Nevis, its organizers are committed to continue building both its brand and buzz. Executive Director of Festivals, Allister Williams says the public can expect more lead-up events to Carnival, which means that the month of December will be jam packed with excitement from the very start.
Moreover, the National Carnival Committee and LIME – Carnival’s premier sponsor – have teamed up for weekly Friday events that started November 6 and run through December 11. The events will be held in Independence Square. “These promotional events will feature entertainers, who are known for livening up Carnival, as well as the contestants for various shows,” said Williams.
The winning Carnival slogan, “A Celebration without End,” was announced on October 31 in Independence Square in an event that included performances by four-time National Carnival Calypso King, Konris Maynard and reigning Road March Champions, Grand Masters.
For more on the carnival go to www.stkittsneviscarnival.com.