Christmas is a little different here in Barbados. In Bridgetown, the capital, people are up, dressed and attending church at 5am. And how they like to dress up! Putting on your best clothes and looking good is called "pompasetting."
After church on Christmas morning, Bajans gather in Queen's Park to listen to the Royal Barbados Police Band, to promenade and admire each other's outfits.
Tourists like Gail and I are welcome to join in the fun, so I got into my 'SNAP' mode and started asking everyone for a photo. Even the local newspaper asked for a photo of us!
Local fashion houses get the young Bajans to model their clothes.
Whole families get in on the fun by choosing a colour theme for their outfits.
A German couple, who have been coming for many years: the tradition is over 100 years old!
Despite the rain there's community spirit and sense of joy that shine through on everyone's face.
The dapper dudes all got together for a group shot.
You can see more photos on my YouTube channel.
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