Gommiers are traditional fishing boats that are also used for racing. People come from all over to watch the beautiful brightly painted boats race.
Language in Martinique
In Martinique people speak french and creole which is a mixture of french African languages, Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
some common translations would be
oui/non - Ouai/han-han
chouette! - I bon!
D'accord - D'acco
Cest une bonne idee - Ce'an bon bagai
Je ne peux pas - Mwen pe pa
Ce ne me dit rien - sa pa ka di mwen ayen
pas question! - Awa!
Carnivals are a tradition in french speaking countries. There are colorful costumes and parades and dancing.
Music and Dance
Music and dance are an integral part of life in Martinique. This started with the African beats brought by the slaves and has remained ever since.