Vincymas 2024 to go forward this weekend

The schedule for the abridged model of Vincymas 2024 has been launched, with carnival occasions happening from July 6 to July 9.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves expressed his help for persevering with the carnival festivities post-Hurricane Beryl. He emphasised the significance of participating the neighborhood in cultural actions whereas St. Vincent and the Grenadines addresses the aftermath of the catastrophe.

Vincymas, the biggest annual competition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, historically begins on the final Friday in June and culminates ten days later with the Carnival Tuesday parade of mas bands, referred to as Mardi Gras. This vibrant competition attracts 1000’s of regional and worldwide guests, together with Vincentians returning house and lots of non-nationals wanting to take part. Vincymas considerably impacts the nation’s economic system.

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The Carnival Improvement Company (CDC) has launched a flyer detailing the up to date occasions:


– Commercial –

Saturday, July 6

  • Ragga Soca and Soca Monarch Finals
    Victoria Park
  • Junior Calypso/Soca
    Russell’s Auditorium
    1 PM to six PM

Sunday, July 7

  • Dimanche Gras (Pan-Kai-Mas)
    Calypso Finals and Sections of the Bands
  • Senior Panorama

Monday, July 8

– Commercial –

  • J’ouvert and T-shirt Bands Avenue Soar-Up

Tuesday, July 9

  • Mardi Gras Costume Show

The CDC acknowledged the numerous destruction brought on by Hurricane Beryl however highlighted that Vincymas 2024 was anticipated to be one of many largest in years. They thought-about the optics of constant the competition amidst widespread devastation and the substantial lack of income resulting from canceled flights and investments by stakeholders.

Non-public occasion stakeholders in St. Vincent and the Grenadines additionally launched an announcement addressing issues about varied carnival occasions. They pledged to steadiness offering the absolute best expertise for patrons with facilitating reduction efforts. Particular cubicles at occasions will gather donations of canned meals, bottled water, and different provides, with all proceeds going to organizations supporting these in want.