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Moments from Caribbean Carnival: Caribana

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SubscribeFiled Under: Canada, Celebrations, Photo Essay,by Neeraj

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival commonly referred to as Caribana is an annual festival celebrating the Caribbean culture. The Carnival is the largest street festival in North America and brings in over a million visitors to the City of Toronto.

Caribana 2014

The highlight of the festival is the Mas (Masquerade) parade where Mas Bands, in which thousands of participants wear colourful costumes, compete for the Band of the Year award. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen in Toronto. The parade is indeed a treat for the eyes – and ears where Soca and Calypso music complement the Band’s energy. The atmosphere is truly electrifying!

Enjoy some of the moments from the parade we’ve captured below…

Video: Caribana Toronto – Caribbean Festival 2013

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SubscribeFiled Under: Canada, Videos,by Neeraj

Revelers on a Caribana parade float

Bharari goes to Caribana, officially known as Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Festival – North America’s largest Caribbean Parade and Toronto’s biggest street party!

The parade features the most elaborate and fascinating outfits, live Soca and Calypso music … and unlimited fun! Besides the parade, there is plenty of jerk chicken to feed the millions of visitors and enough booze and marijuana to make everyone high!

Here are a few videos from the parade, which took place on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013.

Note that some of the videos may not be suitable for children: