Posted on Mar 05, 2011 | Comments 0
The annual Trinidad and Tobago Carnival will be taking place on the wonderful island on March 7th and 8th at Queen’s Park Savannah in the historical capital city ofPort of Spain. This festival is a fantastic street part where thousands of revelers get decked out in sequins, feathers, body paint, and glitter, and masquerade down the local streets. The music is blaring, people are dancing and it’s a gigantic party that shouldn’t be missed.
The origins of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival can be traced back to the 18th century when the French were settled in the country. Ex slaves took over the celebrations following emancipation in 1838. The original events under the French were more reserved as they featured costume balls, carriage rides, and dinners. When the locals took over the celebrations turned into wild and colourful street parties.
The carnival also features numerous types of interesting competitions throughout the two days as well as hundreds of mini outdoor and indoor parties all over the city.
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