Sand & Street Style: Trinidad Carnival 2016
TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2016Photos courtesy of Trinidad Carnival Diary.
Trinidad’s Carnival started in the 1800s as masquerade balls held outdoors, which had elements of European, African and Indian cultures fused together. Today, Trinidad’s Carnival is an entire SEASON of events that begin immediately after Christmas and end right before Lent (on Ash Wednesday). On Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday, the city of Port of Spain comes alive with an EXPLOSION of ENERGY, VIBRANT COLORS and huge trucks playing the latest and greatest SOCA, CALYPSO and STEELPAN music! Visitors and Trinbagoians alike are all enjoying themselves, smiling from ear to ear, dancing and “Freeing up” in the SPIRIT of Carnival!
Trinidad is the MOTHER of ALL carnivals! You haven’t LIVED until you’ve experienced “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!”