Nine mornings festival

Saturday, 2018-12-15 19:00 PM - Saturday, 2018-12-15 19:00 PM
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Nine Mornings is a unique Vincentian festivity associated with the Christmas season.

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Nine Mornings before Christmas, Vincentians awake in the early hours of the morning and partake in a range of activities, among them sea baths, dances (or in local parlance, fetes), bicycle riding and street concerts.  In the rural areas, the final morning of the festivity usually ends with a steel band “jump-up”.

The origins of this festivity are clouded in some mystery, although the original tradition relates it to the ‘novena’ of the Catholic Church on the nine days before Christmas. 

It is believed that after the early morning church services of the Catholics, worshippers began walking the streets while others went for sea baths.

From this the popular Nine Mornings festivity emerged.  Although popular opinion has this practice as starting during the period of slavery, it was more likely to have been a post-emancipation practice.

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Thursday
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Friday
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required for all visitors. However, proof of citizenship bearing a photograph is acceptable from British, Canadian and US citizens. A visa is not required from citizens of the US, Canada, UK, British Commonwealth, most Caribbean countries, most European countries, South Korea, and Japan.

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