Friday, October 14, 2011

2011 British Virgin August Festival Parade

British Virgin Islands annual August Festival is held in August 1-3.  These photos were taken  at the parade that was held in East End, Tortola BVI on Wednesday August 3, 2011.  I live a few steps from this location.

Masquerader at East End BVI August Festival parade

This first masquerader caught my attention with her boots.  She also wore a beautiful costume.


It is a tradition that the moko jumbies aka stick walkers partake in the parade each year.  There is a moko jumbie school in the territory that teaches young people to walk on sticks.  This guy is one of the senior stick walkers.  He walked on the longest sticks.

2 comments:

  1. OMG!
    It seems pretty exciting festival . Look all dancers and stick walkers dressed up in warm clothes .I t must be really energetic .reminds me Rio festival .Thanks for sharing

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  2. It is really quite a nice parade, the only thing though, it is too short and many of the performers do not come to the East End are to do their thing.

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