St. Maarten Carnival celebrations for this year 2017 is about reaching its highest point when one of the most popular event of its kind at Carnival, Jouvert Morning jump up, was held on Thursday morning April 27th from 4:00 AM until finish near mid-morning.
A record number of bands and carnival revelers participated in the early morning create your own costume dance, to in some cases organized groups for Jouvert. The Event is one of the most attended function for carnival on St. Maarten by carnival revelers and onlookers from the region including Anguilla St. Kitts & Nevis Aruba and Curacao, along with most people from the Island who seem to use Jouvert morning to let themselves loose and without care, letting off all the stress.
The Street Dance Party saw some interesting characters this year, from headless revelers, some parading the same costume, to those riding on the back of another, painted bodies and folks just having plain old fun, through the streets of Philipsburg that takes you around the pond. It is considered so far to be again another successful Jouvert Morning for the CDF and although some seem visibly drunk from too much desperado or Heineken, or overwhelmed with the music, they were well behaved and appeared to have enjoyed themselves immensely. Enjoy the pictures that tells more of a story than words especially for those who graciously pose for our camera…