Nine mornings festival

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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.

Things to do

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  • Scuba-Diving & Snorkeling - "Critter diving Capital of the Caribbean
  • Golden, black and white sand beaches throughout
  • Sailing  in the Grenadines and Tobago Keys
  • Botanical Gardens (oldest in western region)

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WEATHER

Mostly cloudy

53°F

Port Elizabeth

Mostly cloudy
Humidity: 83%
Wind: W at 14 mph
Thursday
Sunny
53°F / 67°F
Friday
SP_WEATHER_BREEZY
52°F / 58°F
Saturday
Sunny
50°F / 63°F

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