Monday 13 July, 2020

Flags out for Barbados' Grand Kadooment

Aura fuh Crop Ova

Aura fuh Crop Ova

Everyone is representing their birthplaces by showing off their colours while revelling in Barbados.

Multiple nationalities have converged on Barbados for the culmination of Crop Over 2019 with the Grand Kadooment jump today from Warrens or the Botanical Gardens to the Mighty Grynner Highway, formerly the Spring Garden Highway.

In Blue Box Cart, Loop spotted the Ecuador flag and the flag of the United States of America (USA). Revellers from 
The USA said they hail from Long Island and Brooklyn.

Aura revellers according to lead Phoenix Shelley Williams were from all over the world - "Canada, America, England, the region, Caribbean, Trinidad, Jamaica, everywhere!" But we saw the flags of The Bahamas, France, the Union Jack, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Martinique, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines."

Baje International revellers had on display the flags of the US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. There was a huge French Soca Lovers flag on display as well.

Zulu International revellers had their flags ticked in their waistbands - Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

In every band, the Barbados flag could be seen waving in hands or swaying from hips, but one time someone had a Barbados flag like a veil over his face and a lady uniquely unfolded a fan and it was the Barbados flag too.

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