Carifiesta Montreal 2011 Parade

Copyright Photo: Carifiesta Montreal 2011 Parade Participants by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr

The Carifiesta Montreal is a 3 day celebration filled with Caribbean events & festivities. Last Saturday, for its 36th edition, the Carifiesta parade took over the streets of downtown Montreal. There was a procession of 9 floats decorated with the colors of the countries being represented. In addition, there was traditional dance, live bands that played West-Indian and Afro-Caribbean music and flamboyant costumes worn by the Carifiesta masqueraders. These enthusiastic dancers were coming back from their warm-up and were just about to join the parade and enjoy their moment in the sun.



12 comments:

Kate said...

The lovely ladies look very happy. Great costumes, plumes and all!

Leif Hagen said...

They look like fun loving, feathery fiesta participants! Great capture, Ken!
Bonne journee

Kaori said...

Those outfits are awesome!!! Would have loved to seen them dance!

Hope you're having a fun and colorful week :D

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You are quite fortunate to have so many celebrations, parades and events in Montreal! Love these costumes, complete with bright pink feather headpieces!

Bises,
Genie

Jarart said...

Those are some athletic looking young women! I love the little costumes.

Mo said...

I bet it was a fun day

RedPat said...

I didn't know you had a Caribbean festival - our isn't until August. it looks like the weather was perfect. A happy group.

Irina said...

I like the yellow pants.

Andrew Etchen said...

Nice Shot!

Sorry I have been absent, I recently drove from Toronto to Calgary and will be making my way to Vancouver shortly.

I never knew they had this festival in Montreal. I only thought it was a Toronto thing. I guess thats very 'Toronto' of me to say :)

Nice photo as always!

Randy said...

I'll bet you caught more great shots like this one at this event.

magiceye said...

wow must have been so much fun!!

Joe said...

Looks like a lot of fun. How wonderful to have such positive community events.