7 Mar 2011

[Cruise News] Bourg des Saintes, Les Saintes

Well it's carnival time throughout the Caribbean in the run up to Mardi Gras which is tomorrow.  Apparently the big day can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9 depending on the date of Easter.  Carnival celebration starts on January 6, the Twelfth Night and picks up speed until Midnight on Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday so everyone has built up to a nice crescendo by now.

Yesterday in Bourg des Saintes saw vibrantly coloured and very loud street processions starting mid-afternoon and carrying on until late.  Everyone was dressed up and banging drums / playing guitars with a distinctly Caribbean rhythm for all they were worth and made for a great spectacle .... very atmospheric and a lot of fun.  We're not sure what the programme is for today but are sure it will be lively and we'll go along and join in with the carnival atmosphere and get photos to show everyone.  Should be a good day ....