Crucian Christmas Carnival 2016


The St. Croix Source published a slideshow featuring photos from the 2016 Crucian Christmas Carnival’s Adult Parade (which took place on January 2). In St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, pre-Christmas festivities start in late November and continue through December. According to

The Crucian Christmas Carnival has been taking place for over 60 years. [. . .] While most of the action happens in Frederiksted, there are events and venues that span all across the big island of St. Croix, with festival celebrations include nightly displays of talented bands and musicians, pageants for Carnival royalty and fairs that showcase local crafts, foods, and drinks.

The best is saved for last. J’ouvert, the Children’s Parade and the famous Adult’s Parade are the last of the official festival events. The Parades are a beautiful display of Crucian culture with troupes dancing through the streets all day long wearing beautifully hand crafted, vibrant, feathery costumes.

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