Trinidad Carnival, Done! Now it’s time for the USVI Carnival in St. Thomas which has been postponed due to the world pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism Division of Festivals recently launched “Home Wuk” which is an online social gathering designed to create a sense of community with a virtual Carnival experience.
USVI Carnival celebrations with virtual events are set to take off just in time for when Carnival would have taken place from April 3 to May 4, 2020.
According to Ian Turnbull ( Director of the Division of Festivals), “We know everyone was looking forward to Carnival, but postponing it was the right thing to do to make sure we help stop the virus from spreading. With the ‘Home Wuk’ series, we can lift people’s spirits and bring the VI Carnival vibe to everyone in the safety of their homes.”
The first “Home Wuk” party already took place on Saturday, March 28, and was hosted on the division’s Facebook page in collaboration with Insomniacs J’ouvert Troupe. The event featured the USVI’s DJ Avalanche, dubbed “The Caribbean’s Hottest DJ.” For almost two and a half hours, DJ Avalanche served up energizing, feel-good music from the Virgin Islands and the region. The online event attracted more than 63,000 views and nearly 1,500 shares.
The next “Home Wuk” event will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m., in partnership with Ubersoca Cruise. Carnival lovers stay home, put on your costumes and party right inside your room.
Are you going to join in on the virtual festivities?
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