Photos: J’Ouvert Celebrations Held In Dockyard

June 13, 2015

After beginning with a soca show on Front Street last night [June 12], the inaugural Bermuda Heroes Weekend continued with the J’Ouvert celebrations in Dockyard, which got underway at 3.00am, and saw people party until the sun rose.

The name J’ouvert originates from the French term ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and is celebrated in various Caribbean islands, normally in the early hours of the morning.

“Jouvert is highly traditional and full of symbols culture and heritage,” ItzCaribbean said. “It is steeped in tradition and playing mud mas involves participants covering themselves – from head to toe – and others in paint, chocolate, mud, white powder or anything for that matter. It is Jouvert custom that everybody gets involved and it’s common to see a newcomer being hugged by a muddy revelers.”


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The 4-day Bermuda Heroes Weekend schedule of events continues with the Parade Of Bands on Dockyard this afternoon, the Pan In The Park in Victoria Street on Sunday, and the Raft-Up off Admiralty House on Monday. You can see all our coverage of Bermuda Heroes Weekend here.

Photos by Glenn Tucker, click to enlarge:

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  1. WhistleBlower says:

    Great going guys. This type of partying has been looong over due in Bermuda!!

  2. jump up says:

    Welcome to the real world Bermuda. Better late than never.

    Congrats!!

  3. Beast Mode says:

    THIS EVENT WAS GREAT BIG UP TO THE PEOPLE THAT PUT THIS TOGETHER GOOD VYBZ!!!!