Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Carnival Parade on St. Kitts

The Carnival celebration on St. Kitts and Nevis starts in late November and extends through the Christmas season.  The celebration features colorful parades, street performances, competitions, shows, and other activities that blend the celebration of the island's culture with the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

We are lucky to arrive in St. Kitts on a Carnival parade day just after Christmas.  It's a little crowded, but fun to walk around.  Here are a few of the sights.  Many of the floats are two-level, with a band on one level and dancers on the other.

 The streets are crowded

 The floats are colorful and full of bands

 The young man is just sitting in the back

 People are dancing around the float

And, the band plays on

 Another band goes by, pulled by tractor

 And, yet another

 People walk the streets, party, and have a great time

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