St. Croix Crucian Christmas Festival 2013

IMG_4145 IMG_4156 IMG_4159 IMG_4161 IMG_4164 IMG_4176 IMG_4200 IMG_4199 IMG_4197 IMG_4194 IMG_4188 IMG_4185 IMG_4203 IMG_4205 IMG_4207 IMG_4209 IMG_4212 IMG_4213 IMG_4232 IMG_4231 IMG_4228 IMG_4221 IMG_4220 IMG_4219 IMG_4244 IMG_4246 IMG_4247 IMG_4251 IMG_4255 IMG_4258 IMG_4280 IMG_4278 IMG_4275 IMG_4273 IMG_4269 IMG_4266Happy New Year!

When we arrived in Christiansted for New Year we read about the Crucian Christmas Festival that was due to take place in Frederiksted on the west coast of the island. It sounded similar to the Grenada Carnival that we had enjoyed last August, so we decided to relocate to Fredericksted and check it out.

We started with the J’ouvert parade on January 2nd, which was very different from the one in Grenada where we were smeared with paint and engine oil. This was more subdued but fun to watch. On 4th January there was the Children’s Parade, but the real highlight was the BIG parade on 5th January, also known as the Three Kings Parade. It started at 10am and was still going strong when we left to go back to the boat at 6pm!

We hope you enjoy the photos.

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