J'ouvert, Brooklyn: JOUVERT

during J'ouvert festivities leading up to the West Indian American Day parade in Brooklyn, NY Sept. 2, 2013.The celebration involves calypso/soca bands and their followers dancing through the streets. The festival starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunrise. J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break.(Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)
JOUVERT

during J'ouvert festivities leading up to the West Indian American Day parade in Brooklyn, NY Sept. 2, 2013.

The celebration involves calypso/soca bands and their followers dancing through the streets. The festival starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunrise. J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break.

(Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)