The two islands of Trinidad and Tobago will erupt into a parade of merriment as thousands of people from around the world are expected to participate in the biggest street party on Earth – the Trinidad Carnival.
Officially celebrated on February 8 and 9, the carnival festivities started just after Christmas and will continue until Ash Wednesday, February 10, loaded with parties and cultural competitions.
Opening with J’Ouvert on Carnival Monday, revellers parade through the streets immersed in paint, grease and mud until sunrise. Later in the day and all day on Tuesday, thousands of masqueraders flood the streets throughout the islands in bold, colourful costumes, dancing through the parade routes to the sound of soca, steelpan and calypso music.
From its diverse people and culture to its biodiversity, Trinidad and Tobago breaks the mould of the typical Caribbean destination. These islands boast a year-long calendar of cultural events and festivals, multi-ethnic people and opportunities for eco-adventure.