The spirit of Vincy Mas stems from many various influences including European, Caribbean and African cultures. From these various sources, the Vincy Mas has developed into the biggest occasion on the St. Vincent calendar.
Vincy Mas is the popular name for the St. Vincent Carnival and is a celebration of authentic talents and crafts as well as music and dance. Vincy Mas is a huge event in terms of culture but it also has many economic implications in that it boosts the flow of finance during the middle section of the year. The carnival draws in thousands of visitors each year, bringing foreign exchange to the island and brings communities together.
The festival boosts employment and earns money for the local government too, boosting the quality of life and standard of living on the island of St. Vincent.
Vincy Mas Carnival Events
One of the biggest highlights is the Miss Carnival event which is the number one beauty pageant in the Caribbean. It has been running for the past 25 years and has gained a lot of popularity. It's name comes from a mixture of Caribbean and carnival.
The Mardi Gras parade is another one of the big crowd pleasers and features bands of many music styles and dancers too. It is an array of colour and authentic Caribbean culture.
There is the added incentive of winning the band of the year title too, so they're all out to impress and entertain. However, the largest crowds have all been for the Soca Monarch competition in which entrants use everything they have with their up beat melodies to amaze the huge crowds.
Vincy Mas Contact Information
For the latest information about Vincy Mas, contact the Carnival Development Corporation.