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!









2 comments:

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!