Bonaireans stood out for being fisherman, not only in the waters around the island, but also in crossing the ocean to other parts of the Caribbean. They would fish in the lush and pristine area for months at a time and sell their catch to wholesalers before finally returning home. The Bonaireans know different styles of fishing. The two most populars are with a line and bare hand and the other one is with a net. To make this net you need to know a certain technique.
This Saturday 30th of July during the Cultural Market at Cultural Park Mangazina di Rei there will be a workshop of the traditional fisherman’s net. This workshop is presented by one of the locals, who has been keeping this tradition alive for years: Mrs. Lijntje Finies. Come and learn more about fisherman’s net.
During the Cultural Market there will also be other very interesting presentations based on different topics such as: the scarf as part of our culture, how local lime is produced, and much more. During the day there will be “LIVE” Presentation of the local bands: “Grupo Krioyo” and “Grupo Kariño”.
Start the morning with a local breakfast; there is fresh bread made at the location! Locally produced juice branded “Made in Rincon” and various other goodies to start the day; created by locals! During the Cultural Market you may buy plants and seeds, local souvenirs and arts.
The kitchen will be open from 10 am to sell soup. Guests can also enjoy a variety of local dishes like stewed goat, -chicken, conch and salted fish. The dishes are served with rice, or local side dishes like funchi and tutu. Alternatively, you can enjoy a nice grill.
At the market you can also visit the new exhibition. In the new exhibition you will get an overview of the rich heritage of the most interesting sights of the Rincon area like Kaomati, Porta Spaño and Bototé. It sheds light on the unique indigenous flora and fauna of Bonaire.
See, Feel & Taste the Culture of Bonaire This Saturday, on July 30 from 8 am to 2 pm, entrance is free. For more information you can visit the Facebook Fanpage of Mangazina di Rei (“Mangazina di Rei – Cultural Park”).