Easter Sunday on the Beach in Grenada

by Nora Dunn on April 12, 2012


Easter Sunday on the Beach in Grenada

“Get your tings. We goin da beach,” my neighbour said last Sunday, just after lunch. “It’s what we do for Easter,” was her explanation.

Fair enough.

Gathering a small beach bag, I was met at the car by my neighbour, her family, and a stack of coolers and bags. This was much more of an expedition than I had anticipated.

playing in the sand

The beach, which is normally next to deserted, was packed. I’m not even entirely sure where all the people came from, but it was evident that Easter is unanimously celebrated on the beach in Grenada.

Sounds of laughter and kids playing, smells of barbecues, and sights of people laying in the water’s shallows was layered over an undercurrent of constant upbeat music. You couldn’t help but smile and join in the festivities.

Easter festivities

Kite Flying

flying kites on the beach

Flying kites is an Easter tradition in Grenada; it’s a parallel to the resurrection of Christ (but not something that is necessarily done with religion top of mind). It’s more of an excuse for kids and adults alike to fly kites.

People-Watching

colourful characters

Everybody sets up their chairs and blankets under the shade of trees, which creates a promenade of beach to watch people “do deir ting” on.

We had a glorious picnic of fried chicken, salad, and channa (chick peas), along with a cooler full of drinks to keep our tummies busy while we watched the people – and the day – go by.

Into the Night

winding

Because we had small children in our entourage, we were home by sunset. But as the day progressed, it became evident that things were just getting heated up and the beach was getting even fuller. Easter on the beach in Grenada is a full-weekend affair – day and night.

A quick stroll revealed a group of partiers having a little foam party, complete with some good ol’ Caribbean windin’ n’ grindin’.

Check out this short video which gives you a real flavour of Easter on the beach in Grenada – with music, dancing, kite-flying, foam parties, and more.

You can also watch the video on YouTube or Tripfilms.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Andy April 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

Hey Nora,

I’m a “temporary” travel writer from Toronto living in Grenada as well. This place is amazing… I hope you’re really enjoying it! Just found your blog through a mag back home, and really enjoy your style. Hope to swap stories with you at some point.

Keep it up!

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theprofessionalhobo April 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

@Andy – Awesome! (Although – are you “temporary” in the sense of being a travel writer, or living in Grenada?)
Did you find me through Fresh Juice magazine?
Where in Grenada are you, and for how long?

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