Spicemas is perhaps the most commercially untouched carnival in the world.  The soul of Grenada is on display when Jab Jabs come out to play on J’ouvert morning.   Carnival in Grenada is a time of liberation, freedom, and spirit.  

For weeks before Spicemas official carnival days, you can hop on party cruises, attend all-white fetes, and street parties but come the second Monday and Tuesday of August under cover of the night comes the Jab Jabs.  Skin slathered in oil (black body paint for the less committal), head adorned with horned helmets, dragging clinking chains along the slick concrete, they fill the streets chanting and wining.  You could live a thousand lives and never feel this free.

  • Total population: 113,094 

  • Population between 15 – 64 years old: 74,508

  • Language: English, French Creole

  • Ethnicity: African descent 82.4%, Mixed 13.3%, East Indian 2.2%, Other 1.3%, Unspecified 0.9%

  • GNI (Gross National Income): $12,684

  • Male to Female Ratio: 1.04 to 1.0

  • Homicide Rate: 11.1 per 100,000 people 

  • Climate: Tropical; Tempered by northeast trade winds