If Rihanna’s taught us anything, it’s that Carnival is one hell of a party. The blogs were recently barraged with photos of the sexy pop star in scantily clad ensembles having the time of her life at Barbados’ Cropover. But too many of us fail to realize that such uninhibited fun is well within reach of the masses. People from all walks of life flock to these elaborate, culturally-driven celebrations with hopes of unleashing stress through music and dance. Women take the act of “playing mas”—reveling the streets in elaborate costume—seriously, as it gives them a chance to free themselves while summoning their inner diva.
With Carnivals taking place year-round in almost every major city, there is something for everyone. Whether budget or endurance is your concern, Vixen’s Guide to Carnival will point you to the perfect party paradise.
-Daria A. Diaz
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