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Nine Mornings Festival

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Nine Mornings Festival Discover the thirty-two fabulous islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, by doing some sailing, diving or just travel around these multi-cultured islands. Nine Mornings Festival is celebrated annually during the nine mornings before Christmas in this Caribbean island. This festival normally starts at 4am in the morning with dances, baths in the sea, street concerts and exciting styles of bicycle riding. But in the deep rural parishes of the islands the final morning of the festivities usually ends with a steel band playing and people dancing through the streets.

This traditional festival is related to the Novena Festival, which is the Catholic Church way of celebration before Christmas. However, it is also said to be a ritual that has its roots in African culture brought to the islands by slaves. This unique and thrilling Vincentian festivity is when the parties, music and celebrations are held each morning between 16th and 25th of December, and each community on the islands, awake just before dawn to exciting events and attractions that last until people are ready for work. This festival was made popular by the Owia people by taking a dip in the mineral bath in Owia Salt Pond, while other villages’ hosts street musical, dances and other festivities; hence all was combined to create the wonderful Nine Mornings Festival.

The festival showcases plenty of street fairs, competitions in keeping with the Christmas season under the St Vincent sun. Visitors who wish to attend this festival can consult the St. Vincent and Grenadines Tourist Board for further information. The Nine Mornings Festival is only exclusive to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with plenty of entertainment of games, contests, storytelling, and steel pan music playing throughout various towns and villages on the islands.

Visit the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and attend their amazing their Nine Mornings Festivals, which is a fantastic way to enjoy and learn about the culture and history of the beautiful islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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