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*#MakeJouvertGreatAgain * Halloween Jouvert is an event, bringing together all Caribbean cultures. Held in* Brooklyn NY (Williamsburg)* On Sunday Oct 29th, we are officially brining Jouvert back to Williamsburg! Paint & Oil will be provided for the patrons.
The origins of street parties associated with J'ouvert coincide with the emancipation from slavery in 1838. Emancipation provided Africans with the opportunity to not only participate in Carnival, but to embrace it as an expression of their newfound freedom. Some theorize that some J'ouvert traditions are carried forward in remembrance of civil disturbances in Port of Spain, when the people smeared themselves with oil or paint to avoid being recognized.
The traditions of J'ouvert vary widely throughout the Caribbean. In Trinidad and Tobago and Grenanda, a part of the tradition involves smearing paint, mud or oil on the bodies of participants known as Jab Jab. "
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