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With the recent further relaxing of COVID regulations, the organisers of CayMAS and Batabano are each planning a weekend of revelry. The first will be...
Usually, at this time of the year, revellers all bedecked and bejewelled in stunning costumes would be dancing their way down Cayman’s streets to...
The COVID-19 lockdown has forced organisers of the 37th annual Batabano parade and CayMAS to turn to creative means, like virtual events, to keep the carnival spirit going.
Applications for road closures for Cayman’s new carnival events have not yet been sent to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for approval.
Cayman’s plan for a single carnival parade has now reverted to two separate events.
If you want to capture all the colours of nature, you can walk the Mastic Trail, visit the QEII Botanic Park, scuba dive one...
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said he is yet to give road closure permission to Batabano and CayMAS.
A division within the local carnival community has flared up again as CayMAS organisers rejected government’s carnival dates, maintaining that the Discovery Day (14-18 May) weekend is the best option for Cayman.
Hundreds of people hit the streets on Saturday for round two of the territory’s carnival celebrations.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued an advisory Thursday regarding road closures that will take place on 18 May to facilitate the CayMAS Carnival Street Parade.
This is definitely the time of year for carnival. Believe it or not, the streets of Cayman will once again come alive with colour this weekend when the CayMas Carnival bands strut their stuff.
Batabano and CayMAS will both be held on the second weekend of May next year. One after the other, they will follow the same parade route before branching off into separate parties, government has announced.
But by far the most exciting announcement this season has been that next year Batabano and CayMAS will be held on the same day, in one combined event.
Next year, instead of two separate carnivals staged a couple of weeks apart, the Batabano and CayMAS parades will be held on the same day, the government announced on Friday.
As a rule, Compass editors are cautious about indulging in the temptation of attempted prognostication. However, there are some issues and themes, classified as “in progress” or “recurring,” that we expect to find ourselves writing about in the coming year.
Recent efforts to recombine Cayman’s Carnival events appear to have failed for now.
Exotic costumes, colorful floats and a party atmosphere – it must be carnival time in Cayman.
Batabano took to the streets on May 5, and now CayMAS is ready to bring the Carnival to Cayman two weeks later.
CayMAS Carnival 2017 video
Just when you thought carnival time was done, there is one more weekend to go. CayMAS, a new festival of mas bands, brings a schedule of musical and parade events to Cayman this weekend.