The Traditional Carnival Characters Festival was held on the afternoon of February 24 starting at noon. Not a lot of time to recuperate from Canboulay and the traditional Mas that morning. This parade features both grownups and kids dressed as the classic carnival characters.
Here's a group of kids in Pierrot Grenade costumes. Pierrot Grenade is a descendant, and satire, of the Pierrot, a French pantomime character, with a costume made from colored strips of cloth replacing the more elegant wear of his predecessor. A traditional white mask hides his identity as he makes disparaging comments about the "higher class" members of the community and displays his erudition by spelling long words in ingenious ways.
Here we have another bunch of kids dressed as monkeys taking advantage of a temporary halt in the parade. Good thing monkeys can't read the "No Parking" sign.
This fancy sailor is getting a dose of his own medicine. Sailor mas became popular in the 1880's with the arrival of foreign naval vessels. Fancy sailors are know to sprinkle spectators, and themselves, with talcum powder.