Bermuda Heroes Weekend (BHW) will host its second annual launch, with a weekend of events including a costume preview for 2017 starting from January 6 – 8, 2017.
As 2016 and another year of carnival chasing draws to a close, with Miami carnival just done, and only Ubersoca Cruise left on the international soca calendar, I’ve been reflecting on my carnivals past: a few Notting Hills (London), a bunch of Trinidads, Caribana (Toronto), Miami, Bermuda, and Labor Day Weekend (New York). With the exponential growth of Caribbean Carnivals around the world, it seems more and more like it's carnival somewhere than it is 5.00 p.m. somewhere.
Time to get serious. Beyond the spiritual, the feel-good vibe created by carnival, the smiles, the compliments, the bumpas, the connections, the international eyes watching our island nation, our improved self-confidence and body image relationships (I HOPE); Carnival makes money.