After being canceled in 2021, carnival is back in St. Barts. For this 2022 edition, the former municipality of Guadeloupe, which became a French Overseas Collectivity (COM) in 2007 with a specific status, will celebrate Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday only.
However, the health crisis has not extinguished the enthusiasm of revellers who were looking forward to this cultural event. Ten groups – “La Pointe en Mouvement”, “Pineapple Girls”, “The Youngz”, “Island Vibes”, “Ti Ouana Salsa”, “Golden Feathers”, “Caribbean Girls”, “Nikki Beach”, “Tête Ensemble” and“NIB” – announced their participation in the parades organized by the Saint-Barth Carnival Committee chaired by Jocari Bapin. Note the end of curfew in St. Barts since January 31.
Tuesday 1st (Mardi Gras): Grand Parade of carnival groups – Route in Gustavia : Departure from the commercial dock with 7 stops in front of the pharmacy, the Cour Vendôme, Le Sélect, La Cantina, the kiosk, the Post Office, Arrival in front of the Hôtel de la Collectivité – from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 2 (Ash Wednesday): Parade through the streets of Gustavia & Cremation of King Vaval on Shell Beach to the sound of the drums of The Youngz – from 6:00 pm