Let’s get the party started: Carnival on Reunion Island! –
Yesterday, the 25th of June 2017, the 20th edition of the “Grand Boucan” Carnival took place in Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, in the western part of the island. This great event began at 2 pm when the first floats of the parade arrived. People from everywhere attended in colorful costumes and danced in the streets while enjoying the parade. It was an amazing atmosphere!
After the last parade float passed the crowd, the Dodo Queen (La Reine Dodo) started towards the beach, near the port of St. Gilles. Once arrived there, there was the traditional highlight of the evening: the Dodo Queen was burnt down, followed by dazzling fireworks.
People celebrated the carnival, laughed, danced and sang together far into the night.