|My personal favorite|
A week ago Sunday, Tom and I went ashore in Marigot and stumbled onto the Carnival Parade for kids.
|Check out this ride! And her hat - two snaps!!|
We hung around to check it all out and had a good time.
|The music trucks|
There would be a truck with loud music followed by a group of kids in colorful costumes dancing. Then another truck and group.
|Love the butterfly and butterfly catcher theme|
The groups seemed to be by school or region of the island. I am not really sure.
Each group had a different theme.
Some of the kids really knew how to move to the music.
|Doing their dance routine|
The white kids.....not so much.
|Some have rhythm, some don't|
Long lengths of dock line held by various parents helped keep the kids corralled on the sides and back of the group. Funny use of dock line but it worked.
|Dock line keeping everyone corralled|
|Parents with the dock line bringing up the rear|
The head of each group wasn't always the oldest but really seemed to take ownership of their particular groups performance.
|She really got her group going|
|Pretty, detailed costume headed up this group.|
|Ms Yellow had a tiny space to shuffle her feet forward on the pavement - tough assignment|
One group did have their own percussion group vs a truck with loud music.
|Check out the drum set - two buckets and two tins painted maroon|
Besides the fun of the parade, it was a great venue for people watching - culture watching.
|BFF's watching the parade together|
|All ages showed up to watch|
Food booths and more music wrapped up the day.