Annual Spicemas: Exploring Rich Grenadian Legacy Of Fun
OpenLife Nigeria reports that Spicemas, as it is popularly known, is one of the most fast paced and anticipated annual events in Grenada.
Grenada is a Caribbean country in the North America Continent, comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. It is dubbed the “Spice Isle.”
The hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s capital, St. George, is a colourful homes to Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour.
Interestingly, the Specimas brings in expatriate islanders from all across the world.
The Specimas is an inseparable part of the Grenadian legacy.
It brims with pride and wonder associated with the country’s rich heritage and culture and welcomes visitors to a world of vibrancy and surprises which lends to the ancestral heritage of Grenada.
Once visitors find themselves to be part of it, it envelope their senses of indulgement in the pure Caribbean energy and sublime rhythms of the Jab
Reveling in the island glory with the annual Spicemas, the annual Spicemas enables
expatriates from all across the world and locals flock to the streets, blanketed in a layer of body paint and horns, more commonly called the Jab Jabs dance, and frolic about with the blaring drums, steel, and DJs.
They sometimes drench unsuspecting bystanders with similar body paint.
Behold the throngs of people brimming into the square from the top of the hill, there is also a vision of infernal festivity, evoked by the wonderful predawn twilight, the streetlights, the flames and smoke from the torches, the heart pounding DJ music blended with a couple of enormous steel bands mounted on carts.
The jab-jab bands had broken apart into a variety of bacchanal performances and street dance exploits visitors cannot escape from as the rhythm is everywhere, at all times.
This unique annual carnival is a world of color and fun!
Source: Range Developments