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Grand Carnival Parade in San Nicolas

March 02, 2019

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Joe Laveist


Local musicians create an exceptional ambience in the San Nicolas Grand Carnival Parade.

This is a prelude to the Grand Carnival Parade. Local musicians create an exceptional ambience in San Nicolas by playing their latest Carnival hits to the delight of hundreds of marchers in resplendent costumes. The town of San Nicolas enjoys a distinct Caribbean flavour created in part by the language, music, food and tradition of Carnival brought to it in the 1930s by British Caribbean immigrants recruited to work at the town's then-booming oil refinery. Beautifully decorated themed floats accompanied by their floor members dance and parade through the streets of San Nicolas until sunset. This parade starts in San Nicholas at 12:00 pm.