Old Year's Night 2018
Photos from Dawn & Robin Repetto and Shirley Squibb
On Old Year's Night, the traditional Okalolies (names and spellings vary) roamed the village looking to do mischief. Wo betide any children or women they encounter!
|The Okalolies posing for a group photo|
|Okalolies "marauding" round the village visiting homes|
|A caught child about to be marmalised!||But not all the children were frightened|
A truce held sway when the Okalolies visited the Administrator's Old Year's Night reception, where they greeted the Admin's wife with flowers. They then moved on to the reception held by the Acting Chief Islander, Emma Swain.
|Sean and Marina Burns at their Administrator's reception.||Greeting Marina with flowers|
|Can you say too much with flowers?||Catering team at the Admin's reception|
|Listening to the Admin's Old Year's Night speech|
|Refuelling and…||…having a well deserved rest|
|On to the Acting Chief Islander's reception…||…hosted by Emma Swain|
After the receptions, everyone disperse to their own parties and braais, with a break at midnight when people gather round the fishing gong. It was struck at midnight to ring the New Year in, and then the partying continued.
|Time to party. Whats on the braai?||Striking the fishing gong to ring the New Year in|
|Gathering by the Gong at midnight|