Three Mocko Jumbies, St John Carnival

July 4 on St. John in the US Virgin Islands, is Carnival Parade Day!  I was down there for my class reunion and we were all watching the parade when the Mocko Jumbies appeared!  I felt like I was back in grade school watching the St. Thomas Carnival Parade under the arches across from the old cable office near the Fort.  That was my favorite part of the parade, waiting for the mocko jumbie to appear from around the corner and down the street.  I endured the whip snapping terrifying clowns so that I could revel in the joy of the towering Mocko Jumbies!  Back then there may have been one or two Mocko Jumbies, today there are hundreds, men and women, girls and boys!  Makes me happy…

Margaret

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