Whether it’s your first time or 100th time, seeing a Moko Jumbie always catches one’s attention. The brightly dressed stilt dancers make appearances at various events, festivals and parades throughout the year.
As if walking on stilts isn’t remarkable enough, the dancing skills of the Moko Jumbies is out of this world! At every event, they always attract a crowd, but be sure to make your way to the front with a tip in hand for a photo opp.
Moko Jumbies have been part of the Virgin Islands culture for more than 200 years, but date as far back as the 13th century in Africa. They symbolize protectors or guardians who help deter evil spirits. Check out the Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies Facebook page to learn more and see some great photos.
Celebrating 30 Years
In celebration of Centerline’s 30th anniversary, we’re sharing 30 Things Centerline Loves About St. Croix. Each week we’ll share something new — and we hope you’ll chime in on social media by telling us what you love too! Our big 3-0 is in March 2020, when we’ll also be giving away a St. Croix vacation.