Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mardi Gras (a week early)

We're not sure why Barra celebrates Carnaval a week earlier than almost everywhere else. Be that as it may, we sure enjoyed the Mardi Gras parade! Here's a selection of photos and video clips that will hopefully convey some of the fun.

Of course, there was a Queen:


But this is a town that plans ahead. They even elect a "Baby Queen":


The gringos even got to elect their own King and Queen (Vicki is on the right, asking the King how he was chosen):


And this being Mardi Gras, the other variety of "queen" was on display as well:


If you can't be a queen, you can always be a princess:


Like all good parades, this one had horses:


And cows:


The cows seemed a bit dismayed to be followed so closely by the butcher:


Some of the participants brought a distinctly Caribbean flavor to the event:


But overall it was a family affair:


Here are a few video clips to give you a feel for the event:

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