Monday, February 15, 2010


jour ouvert, or day open starts the Carnival, one of the essentials for this revellery is mud This traditional part of Carnival starts at around 2 in the morning;
Its Carnival Monday in Trinidad and Tobago

SEE ALSO 2007 Jouvert Renga


Devika Jyothi said...

ha! ecorcising demons of sanity --- That sounds like thriving creativity...and good fun :)

I like that Gillena...humanity sometimes need insanity, especially in the age of reason :)
(I am going the reasoning way again :))

anyway, very appealing haiga, Gillena :)


Devika Jyothi said...

Oh forgot...Happy Carnival Gillena :)


Unknown said...

Ah, the Mardi Gras Zone eh, have a great day.

Lorraine said...

How strange, yet fun, wonderful diochomy

Bill said...

"demons of sanity." I know them well. In New England, where I grew up, we don't celebrate Carnival. The Puritans would never forgive us.

Dianne said...

Mud is a great equalizer and release.

We don't have that much fun here, will have to try it, my boys will for sure!

Happy Carnival! Feliz!

Eddie said...

The first time I heard about this custom. Must be very spectacularly.

Gillena Cox said...

Ah Devika you understand so well;
Dianne some say it good for the skin, i dont know
Thank you all for stopping by

much love

Ralf Bröker said...

Rose Monday is a big here in Westphalia and an extra-very-special-one in the Rheinland. Though I am not part of this millions-moving scene I like the idea to start the lenten season with being crazy and loud. BTW: very impressive carnival is practiced in south of Germany - the schwäbisch-alemannischer Fastnacht (

Thanks for this fine haiga, Gillena.

Best wishes