Festival of Lights Parade 2016 in Castries

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Gingerbread house lantern - Most Outstanding Lantern award

Monday evening saw the traditional Festival of Lights parade on the streets of Castries. The highlight of the event was the Parade of Lanterns which left the Castries City Hall and worked its way to the Derek Walcott Square. Fire eaters, drummers, and masquerade dancers dazzled the crowds lining the streets.

The prize giving ceremony for the various categories of lantern creation was presided over by Minister for Local Government and Culture, Fortuna Belrose, Celeste Burton (Director of Training, Promotion and Development at the Cultural Development Foundation).

Other on-stage performances included TC Brown, Minell, Ras Africa, Avad Dancers, George ‘Fish’ Alphonse, Kiedel Sonny, Rashaad Joseph, Tori Leonce, and Augustin ‘Jab’ Duplessis.

The night’s activities ended with a fireworks display above the city.

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