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Photos of Antigua Kiddies Carnival

Carnival is for making new friends. The kids had a great time making friends with other kids in the mas band.

Carnival is for making new friends. The kids had a great time making friends with other kids in the mas band.

Every year at around this time Antigua is taken over by carnival. Carnival this year started on Saturday July 25, 2009 with the Opening Parade. The next day was the LIME Junior Carnival and Junior Calypso Competition. My kids “played mas” in the junior carnival which is what the locals call taking part in a carnival parade. In the Junior Carnival the children of the island paraded and danced in their carnival costumes that hinted at the splendor of the adults costumes to follow in a few days. In the Junior Calypso Competition talented youngsters as little as five years old stood on the huge stage of the Antigua Recreation Grounds and commanded the attention of the audience. I was amazed. Yesterday was the Queen of Carnival competition that featured a stadium raising performance by the beautiful local calypso superstar TIZZIE.
Some photos of the Junior Carnival and Junior Calypso Competion can be found at the link below. To view the pictures as a slideshow click on “View with PicLens”.
Antigua Children’s Carnival 2009

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One comment on “Photos of Antigua Kiddies Carnival

  1. jhohadli on said:

    love the Carnival pics

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