Miami Carnival setting the standard for other festivals | New York Carib News – NYCaribNews

By ohtadmin | on June 25, 2021

by Mell P

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While most other regions and countries that celebrate Caribbean carnival have forgone annual celebrations, Miami is leading the charge this year with their first festival since 2019.

The Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOCHC) and the South Florida Carnival Bandleaders Association have announced that they will host the 37th annual Miami Carnival cultural festival on Columbus Day weekend in October.

The committee was given the green light to advance planning for the 2021 Miami Carnival celebrations. A release on the committee website says that guest safety is the highest priority, in adherence with recommended CDC COVID guidelines.

Joan Hinkson-Justin, Chair, Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee says, “We are excited to once again able to showcase the Miami Carnival in person. We have missed being able to present our pageantry, music, and Caribbean Culture with everyone. Our committee has been diligently working with both Miami -Dade, and Broward Counties to ensure that we can plan our cultural event, with the health and safety of our stakeholders and patrons as a key part of that plan.”

The festivities will include Junior Carnival, Panorama, J’ouvert, a Parade and Concert that stresses safety guidelines for all events. The hashtag being used in #miamicarnivalsafe

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