Caribbean Carnival 2012

Saturday was the Caribbean Carnival in Mattapan, a neighborhood in south Boston. Bright colors, loud music and great food. At least, I assume there was great food – my husband assures me it was across the street from where we were. Across a street that was barricaded to prevent crossing. I’m pretty sure we missed the best part, but we very much enjoyed what we saw.

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Lots of feathers, skimpy costumes and jewels were the flavor of the day.

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Going to need a new costume for next year’s parade!

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This is the guy Darth Maul wants to be when he grows up!

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She did not look happy to be there. I imagine it was a little warm under all those feathers.

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I have to say, I was shocked some of these costumes were allowed in public.

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This woman was not a performer – this is how she dressed just to watch the event.

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It was a lot of fun to see the national pride, and people proudly wearing the colors and waving the flags of their native countries.

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