Dubbed ‘The Real Mas’, Mas Domnik attracts revellers from far and wide to witness a dazzling display of social solidarity and a cultural explosion of music, art and dance.
The pre-Lenten festivities first started by the Catholic Europeans in the 1970’s have evolved dramatically. What began as a tradition of wild costume festivals and carousing by freed slaves celebrating their freedom through masquerade, dancing and singing in the streets soon became a fundamental aspect of carnival, as it was a rare opportunity for revellers to celebrate a culture uniquely their own.

See a History of Dominica’s Carnival on the website of Dominican historian Dr. Lennox Honychurch

The chosen theme of Mas Domnik 2017, “Domnik ki Dou”, is a celebration of how Carnival has evolved through the ages.

Dominica invites everyone to the Caribbean’s Most Original Carnival, Mas Domnik 2017! Join us for season of Calypso, Fete, Pageantry and two exciting days of jump up in the streets come experience what is unquestionably the most festive season in Dominica.

Click here for Calendar of Activities

Future Jump Up Dates

2018 – February 12 & 13

2019 – March 4 & 5

2020 – February 24 & 25

2021 – February 15 & 16

2020 – February 24 & 25

2021 – February 15 & 16

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