Vincy Mas 2012 On Our Heels
“When Easter done, Carnival come!” This is especially true this year, as just a week after Easter Festivities in our land, the organizers of Vincy Mas, ‘The Hottest Festival in the Caribbean’, held a press conference, April 17th to declare that Vincy Mas is well on its way.
Vincy Mas 2012 will run from June 29 to July 10, and will be officially launched May 5th. Chairman of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC), Dennis Ambrose, officially launched the 2012 poster and view cards, which both depict highlights of last year’s festival. The poster was designed by Shannon Durrant.
All the traditional shows will return for 2012, including the recently introduced ‘Glitter and Steel’ show. Thirteen mas bands are slated to compete this year. There are no new bands, but Lynx Mas Band will return after a one-year hiatus.
The May 5 launch of Vincy Mas will take place at Solidarity Car Park. It is expected to be the usual culmination of whistle stops on both sides of the island. It will also feature the New Song competitions and the introduction of the Ms. SVG Contestants for 2012. The CDC is confident that this year’s festivities will surpass those of 2011.
Source of article:
by Karissa Clarke
Source of photo:
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Tourism Authority