Sunday, August 17, 2008

Culture in St. Kitts

This was actually "Carnival" in Nevis (the island of St. Kitts and the sister island of Nevis form one federation) which is similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  We took the ferry over for the day, and a full day it was.  We went over with new friends, the Parson's from Draper, Utah, and the Johnson's from North Carolina (who were members of the Church here on vacation) and spent the day eating, waiting for the parade to start (we're talking hours here), visiting, and soaking up the sun!  It was VERY hot and there were a lot of people, but we waited it out to take in some local culture.  After the parade started, we stayed as long as we could stand (it was SO loud) and we also wanted to beat the crowd out, and so we headed over to the Four Seasons to cool off at the beach and pool.  We then waited in line for a few hours for our turn on the ferry back.  It was a full day with many twists and turns (no bathrooms open to the public, rain, sunburns, interesting ferry parking) but it was fun to spend time with new friend's and get to experience some of the local culture.  


lexy said...

More fun stuff!!!

callred said...

Looks like what we see on all of the islands too. We did not go to any of the carnivals but saw preparations and pictures of the events. Every island has one and every big city here has one. Huge celebrations and a bit of craziness all mixed up in one. Enjoyed the photos - had to enlarge each one and loved getting a good view of all the costumes. Did you enjoy Nevis?

Janene said...

Wow! I bet it was crazy...especially with your kids! Jared and I went to Carnival in the DR while visiting mom, and boy was it Crazy!!! I've never been stared at so much in my whole life! Sounds like you had fun!