For a Jumbie-free New Year!

Mocko Jumbie Dance - 2009

St. Croix’s celebration of the holidays continues through the week, ending with the adult’s festival parade (a loud, long, and sometimes lewd extravaganza) on January 2. In keeping with the celebratory spirit, these two night-time mocko jumbies may help keep the bad spirits away throughout the New Year.

May 2010 bring the best to all.

Mocko Jumbie with Holiday Lights - 2009

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6 Comments on “For a Jumbie-free New Year!

  1. Happy New Year!

    As I watched highlights of all the different New Year celebrations going on in Japan, I thought they all looked very boring … until there was a clip of Shinto priests standing outside in the snow in loincloths pouring buckets of cold water over themselves repeatedly.

    I think I’d like the Mocko Jumbies better … lewdness is probably good too.

  2. Hi planetross! I’ll take the mocko-jumbies and a bit of lewdness over Shinto priests dousing themselves with ice-water any day! Especially if those priest want me to join them… no, no, no.

  3. Jala! They’re supposed to scare the jumbies (spirits) away, not you! But it would be pretty creepy meeting a group of them in a dark alley, huh?

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