Tuesday, March 4, 2014

French Saint-Martin Carnival!

Festivités Carnavalesques de Saint-Martin!
LA celebrates carnival with a pretty parade reveler.

Carnival season in the Caribbean islands are celebrations based on folklore, culture, religion, and tradition.  Carnival tradition is based on a number of traditions including: wearing elaborate masquerade costumes, lively music, crowning a king and/or queen, and a number of other traditions varying by island.  

The French Saint-Martin carnival began in February and continued throughout the month of March with Tuesday night celebrations.  On Mardi Gras day, we saw a traditional carnival parade in the French town of Marigot, and the celebration continued into the nearby French town of Grand Case, ending with a another parade, a street carnival, music, and food. 
Miss Mardi Gras 2014, Marigot Parade

We partied throughout the afternoon and late into the night with fellow cruisers and had a great time watching all the festivities, drinking, and eating ribs. We finally grabbed a taxi and made it back to our dinghies to crash for the night. 

Please click the highlighted link below to view our YouTube photo video of the Saint-Martin Carnival. To get the best video quality, click on the settings gear in the lower right of the video display and select "HD".  Enjoy!


Gringo said...

Did y'all wake up with any new tattoos?

wyattsailing said...

Not yet... We will know we have sunk to a new level of "drunkenness" and debauchery when we get a tattoo and don't remember! I would hate to see what kind of designs we would pick out if we were under the influence!