The brief lives of Mashramani floats

By Desilon Daniels

Throughout Mashramani day, floats followed by revellers proceed through the streets, entertaining as they go. However, after the celebrations of the day are finished, what becomes of these floats?

An immense amount of time, energy and money is put into the creation of floats and costumes for each represented organisation. Volda Ramsammy, designer for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport’s costume and teacher at the ER Burrowes School of Art, explained that it had taken about three weeks for her team to design the costumes.

For this, the ministry earned second place in the full costume – large bands category and the prize for  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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