Tuesday, 28 August 2012

BVI Claudette “Boopie” Smith Festiville 2012

Every year during the last week of July festival season begins. The festival ground, which is normally completely empty for the entire year, sees structures being built, flags being raised and the main stage being set up. Festival is one of my favourite parts of the culture in the BVI (including carnival) and I know I'm definitely not the only one who'd agree - the colourful bunting is put up all over the island, it's such a happy time! Each year the festival is in honour of a member of the local community who has done a lot for the island, so this year the festival ground was named after Claudette.

There are fairground rides, food stalls (with amazing Johnny Cakes - if you've never tried one you're missing out!), candy floss and most importantly the main stage! This year I only went to one festival night to see my favourite calypso and soca artist of all time, Destra. This will be the second time she's been a headliner at festival in the last 4 years and I've seen her both times - the atmosphere is completely amazing, not to mention her music! It was pouring down, so there were no photos taken that night - you'll just have to get yourself down to a festival near you!! :)

Tell me that doesn't instantly lift your spirits and get your toes tapping! ♥
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10 comments:

  1. Ah looks like so much fun and a great atmosphere!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  2. aww this sounds amazing!! And yeah totally uplifting! Hope you're well and have had a great weekend :)


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    xx

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    1. Thank you! It is my favourite part of Caribbean culture for sure x

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  3. Lol, it sure does sound like great fun.
    #melikey


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  4. This looks amazing, I love all of the bunting too, such a unique event.

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  5. Wow how amazing does this sound, SO wish I could go. You had me hooked at the candyfloss :)
    xx

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    1. Haha yeah I love the fairground part! x

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