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26 Beautiful Photos from the Annual Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Avatar • Feb 11, 2016

The annual Trinidad and Tobago Carnival was held this past Monday and Tuesday in the City of Port-Of-Spain. Masquerade bands, each dressed in its own colorful costume, took to the streets dancing (or, “jumping up”, as its called).

The event dates back to the late 1700s when French plantation owners would organize masquerades and balls before the fasting of Lent. Laborers and slaves who were unable to take part in the carnival formed their own celebration, Canboulay, from the French cannes brulées, meaning burnt cane. ~  International Business Times

Proud women of all shapes, hues, and styles represented in full force.

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Check out this video of the festivities below.

Did you attend the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival this year?  What was your experience?

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cryssi
cryssi
4 years ago

Absolutely stunning.…let me put this cookie down so I can be brave enough go next time.

Lolalao
Lolalao
4 years ago
Reply to  cryssi

Ikr! I gotta pull a Forrest Gump to get back in shape.. Lol

mds29
mds29
4 years ago

Every year I tell myself I want to participate and dance for Carnival. It doesn’t have to be TnT. They look beautiful. I do not know where to get a costume. Sometimes I feel like I wait to long to get everything (hotel,flight, costume). I would go solo too!

Reina
Reina
3 years ago
Reply to  mds29

They have carnivals here in the US too. Along the east coast. Miami, NY, Atlanta Boston. Boston has a website you can go to and find the names of the bands, band leaders and contact info. The same might be true fro other locations.

Philly Jawn
Philly Jawn
4 years ago

wish I was deh!!! Love carnival maybe next year after I have my baby girl Ill go chipping away

nh02345
nh02345
4 years ago

I come from Trinidad and went there when i was 6, still got some of the carnival clothes that were dropped after.

Josie Jo
Josie Jo
4 years ago

I was there!!! …I mean here. Still here. So hard to leave each and every time.
Love up meh country!!
Never thought I would see a feature story on my very own culture. Feeling honored and blessed!
Thanks!!!

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

Simply Beautiful!!

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