Kiss Me, I’m Irie!–St. Patrick’s Day on St. Croix

Irie (EYE-ree)—to be at total peace with your current state of being. The way you feel when you have no worries. (Jamaican)

The small-town paraders and bystanders were more than irie long before the procession began just before noon.  This is a big deal in Christiansted. Everyone knows this isn’t the right day, but we’re on an island, so what the hey!

Some candids:


I conversed with both the Grand Marshal (self-appointed) and the donkey and discerned no appreciable difference in intellect.

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