Caribbean Carnival

About Carnival

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Carnival 2022 logo

Carnival: The Caribbean Experience is a recognition and celebration of the many cultures across the 13 nations and 700 islands of the Caribbean. These events center Caribbean students throughout planning and execution, while introducing the larger Dartmouth community to the food, music, and movement of Caribbean culture through social connection.

This year's theme, Carnival: The Caribbean Experience, recognizes that there is no one way to celebrate Carnival.  From J'ouvert or "break day" in Jamaica at the beginning of Lent to Crop Over in the summer on Barbados or to one of the many other celebrations, each country and each island has a unique take on Carnival. Students have worked hard to bring their experiences of Carnival to life right here in Hanover.

These events are planned and executed by a student committee, led by co-chairs Shayne Miller '22 and Toni Fabian '25.

Grab & Go Caribbean Food

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Carnival 2022 flyer 2

Friday, April 15 •  3 to 5 pm
Collis Patio

We'll be handing out food from The Karibbean, as well as some packaged goodies and drinks that are popular in the Caribbean. Stop by for all of the information about Saturday's event, including our full run-of-show, and hang out on the patio to enjoy our crowd-sourced playlist.

Carnival Day & J'Ouvert

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Wukkout

Saturday, April 16  •  11 am to 5 pm
Shabazz Lawn/Basement
Rain Location TBA

This event will be a full day! Attendees will have the chance to decorate their own shirts. There will be more delicious Caribbean food, snacks, and beverages.

There will be two mini movement workshops led by Wukkout!, a Carnival inspired fitness program. Stick around for our DJ, student performances, and even a steelpan drum band playing throughout the afternoon. Along with decorating shirts, there will be traditional J'ouvert activities in the afternoon, such as throwing paint powder. Don't have your own mask? We'll have beads, masks, and face gems available. Footage of a prior Carnival can be seen here.

More Information

Should you have any further questions, please reach out to:

Thank you to the Special Programs & Events Committee and Office of Pluralism and Leadership for sponsoring this year's celebration.