Trinidad and Tobago
A twin-island Caribbean nation known for its diverse culture, Carnival celebration, calypso music, and birthplace of the steelpan.
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February 28, 2022 to March 1, 2022
You can’t talk carnivals around the world without mentioning the Caribbean. For those with dancing fever, there is no better place to spend the pre-lent season than Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean’s largest and best known Carnival celebration
dates back to the 18th century on these two southern Caribbean islands, but it was the abolishment of slavery in 1838 that really fed the festival’s cultural explosion.
J’ouvert, the opening festival, takes place at 4am on the first day of Carnival, followed by an eruption of colors, energy, and music that lasts until the opening of Ash Wednesday. From the beginning to the end of the Carnival season, the one constant you’ll find is dancing – in the streets and everywhere else it’s possible. One of the most popular forms of dancing is a provocative hip-gyrating, free-for-all known as “wining,” that’s done to Soca music – although in 2022’s #MeToo conscious Carnival, you must get consent before “having a wine” with a stranger.
2 years ago
Trinidad and Tobago is a majestic tropical paradise consisting of two islands. The islands are nestled in the southern Caribbean and have world-renowned beaches that provide a perfect escape for visitors looking for an ideal island getaway. The blend of African, Indian, and European cultures makes for an unforgettable experience of food, music, and vibrant festivals. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor adventures such as hiking, birdwatching, and snorkelling in these lush islands.
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Are you ready to let loose, dance in the streets, and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and cultures of carnival celebrations around the world? With so many festivities to choose from, it can be tough to decide which one to attend. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll take a look at […]