Scenes from Queen’s Park on Christmas Morning

Christmas in Queen’s Park. It is as Bajan a Christmas tradition as black cake, jug-jug or sorrel.

This trio of young gentlemen confided that it took a year to plan and coordinate their elaborate outfits.

This trio of young gentlemen confided that it took a year to plan and coordinate their elaborate outfits.

Every year, hundreds of Barbadians flock to the park in Bridgetown, decked out in the sort of sartorial splendour not even seen at weddings or balls. Against a backdrop of Christmas tunes compliments the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, Promise and other performers, Barbadians stroll through the park, greeting friends they may not have seen in some time and stopping willingly to pose for anyone who asks. Our photographers were in the park yesterday and captured some of the scenes.

 

Margaret Barker cut a fine figure in her gold dress and hat.

Margaret Barker cut a fine figure in her gold dress and hat.

 

Antoinette Chandler making Christmas morning in Queen’s Park a family outing with her daughter Crystal and 3 year old grand-daughter Aaliyah.

Antoinette Chandler making Christmas morning in Queen’s Park a family outing with her daughter Crystal and 3 year old grand-daughter Aaliyah.

 

These Canadian tourists were delighted by their visit to Queen's Park on Christmas morning.

These Canadian tourists were delighted by their visit to Queen's Park on Christmas morning.

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3 Comments »

  1. 1
    199 Says:

    4 pics! Is that ALL wunna could manage for Xmas in Bim?!!

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    Clyde Edey Says:

    As a Bajan living in NYC, I really miss Christmas with all the bajan food and traditions. This year I spent it at a Jamaican Family and enjoyed myself very much as the atmosphere was very West Indian. In this city and country it is all about the Gifts and not about the BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.

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    199 Says:

    Everybody looked wonderful!! I’m especially, happy for Granny in her golden dress! She looked really happy and proud with herself, and rightly, so!!


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