The annual DC Caribbean Carnival was held on Saturday and as we live only a few houses from the parade route we went to watch. The carnival is a popular event celebrating the island cultures and featuring a parade of floats representing the islands. Mixed among the floats were Steel bands playing festive music and people performing traditional dances, wearing cultural garments and proudly displaying their nation's flags: Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago. Haiti and Puerto Rico were also represented.
It was sticky-hot standing on the side of the road – it was in the 90's - the performers in their magnificent costumes must have been unbelievably hot!
This guy came right up in front of me and posed – complete with lolly pop!