Calabash for shakas drying in the sun after being scraped and sanded during a group shaka-making lesson
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Mr Mario McDonald showing some lovely guests how to scrape the calabash gourd during a shaka (maracas) making lesson
The Jonkunu dancers were out in PG today and Ray joined in to sing. Our aunt reminded us that today, Christmas Eve, is actually supposed to be for Wárini dancers, where the dancers dress in plantain leaves. Here is the traditional list of December Garifuna celebrations, many of which are dying away:
Day 12: Morning time Indiuhaní - Indio Dance Day.
Afternoon: The Celebration of Indio Bárbaro - Warrau Indians
Night: Lagumeserun Asayahani – Christmas Play (Pastorals)
Day 24: Afternoon: Arrival of Wárini
Night: Asayahaní – Christmas Play (Pastorals) and Misagáyu – Midnight Mass (La Misa del Gallo followed by Fedu Dance (Hüngühüngü)
Day 25: All day: Wanaragua dance going from house to house
All day Purisilama Day (Koreopatía)
Day 27: All day: Piamanadi Dance (Charikanari)
Day 28: All day: Satîsi Dance
Day 29: Afternoon: Gunchéi Dance
Day 30: Afternoon: Sambái Dance and Chumba Dance
Day 31: Evening: Asayahani- Christmas Play ( Pastorals) followed by Fedu Hüngühüngü Dance
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