Jouvert in Boston (in progress)
Every August, the Caribbean diaspora gathers in Dorchester, MA to participate in Jouvert, a morning celebration which opens the Boston Caribbean Carnival. The word Jouvert results from the contraction of the french words for ‘dawn’, Jour Ouvert. The event was brought by the caribbean immigration that has established in Dorchester and surrounding areas of Boston in the last few decades. Revelers gather at 5:30 am to parade down Blue Hill Avenue toward Franklin Park, with steel bands, people dressed up as demons, dancers and pranksters.