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Stage set for summer carnival celebrations

Carnival in Bermuda: the summer celebration will culminate with the Revel de Road event on June 17 (Photograph supplied)

Everything is in place for an “unforgettable blend” of sizzling activities at this summer’s carnival celebrations, organisers said this week.

Promoters have teamed up with the Government, vendors and the Bermuda Tourism Authority to showcase an “electrifying celebration of Caribbean culture” during the event, which runs from June 12 to 17.

Owen Darrell, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, said: “The success of carnival weekend is attributed to collaborative efforts from various stakeholders, including event organisers, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.”

He expressed “heartfelt gratitude to all those involved for their dedication and contribution to the event's success”.

Mr Darrell said: “Bermuda is looking forward to another great carnival in Bermuda experience."

The celebrations will kick-off with the Harbour Nights: Carnival in Bermuda Family Feteon June 12, followed by two nights of parties, including an old school and a dancehall party on June 14.

On June 15, the “exhilarating“ Raft-Up weekend event will add flavour to the festivities.

Organisers said the carnival will climax with the Revel de Roadprocession on June 17 and “will dazzle spectators with the spectacle of carnival culture, featuring mesmerising costumes, vibrant colours, and infectious energy”.

The spotlight will shine on the Nova Mas International carnivalband at the event, which will highlight its 2024 presentation, Ava.

A special section of the group will pay tribute to Bermuda’s fashion stylist, Shiona Turini.

Organisers said the band “offers a variety of carnival package options and costumes, ensuring there's something for everyone to join the experience”.

They added: “We encourage all carnival lovers, community members and patrons who have previously supported other carnival bands to register with Nova Mas International for Revel de Road.”

Digicel Bermuda will team up with the band, the telecommunications business said.

Daniela Nandlal, the company’s marketing manager, added: “We are delighted to partner again this year with Nova Mas International, a band that embodies the energy, creativity, and passion of Bermuda's carnival culture.”

She said: “This collaboration is a natural fit for our Proudly Bermudian campaign, as it amplifies our dedication to celebrating the rich tapestry of our island's culture.

“Together, we look forward to making this year's carnival an unforgettable experience.”

For more information on Nova Mas International, including registration, visit Novamasintl.com. Updates on the events can also be found at the Carnival in Bermuda website or on its social media pages

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Published April 11, 2024 at 12:19 pm (Updated April 11, 2024 at 5:55 pm)

Stage set for summer carnival celebrations

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