Photo of Vaval, the Carnival King - Carnival Photos in Martinique

Vaval carnival Martinique

The Carnival King... is Vaval!

Vaval typically embodies a character or a current event.

In 2005, Vaval was a gigantic banana, an unusual choice.

On Ash Wednesday, Vaval ends up... in ashes!

Such is the custom!

In the meantime, Vaval leads the procession, followed by dozens of floats, troops, and musical bands...

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