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   Tuesday, June 18, 2019 

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Trinidad & Tobago: Events

What is happening in Trinidad & Tobago:

Trinidad's Carnival is the king of all Caribbean Carnivals any many Trinidadians seem to prepare for Carnival from Ash Wednesday of the previous year. By New Year's Day, the people begin to swing into full phase with their upcoming Carnival, which ends the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

January

  • New Year's Day - January 1
  • Tobago Open and Pro Am Golf Tournament
  • Carnival Preparations

February

  • Carnival
  • Tobago Carnival Champions concert

Carnival, Calypso or kaiso, drinking, partying, dancing and merriment are the factors that help make Trinidad's Carnival the best in the Caribbean. J'Ouvert morning begins about 5 a.m. with crowds of people milling around, especially in the downtown area. These are many of the people that come out from parties and are prepared to dance behind any steelband.

March

  • Leatherback Turtles
  • Phagwa
  • Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day
  • Easter Tuesday - Buccoo Goat and Crab Racing
  • Carib International Game Fishing Tournament - Pigeon Point

April

  • Easter Holidays - Good Friday Easter Sunday Easter Monday
  • Easter Monday - Public Holiday
  • Buccoo Village Festival
  • Carib International Game Fishing Tournament - Pigeon Point

The Easter holidays are celebrated either late March or early April. The Buccoo village goat contest is held on the Monday and Tuesday after Easter Sunday.

May

  • Indian Arrival Day
  • Tobago Annual Regatta

June

  • Labour Day - June 19
  • St. Peter's Day. Fisherman's Festival - Charlottesville
  • Corpus Christi - June 22

July

  • Tobago Heritage Festival

The Tobago Heritage Festival spans a two-week period from mid July to early August is an annual celebration of the heritage by the way of dance, song, music and cuisine.

August

  • Emancipation Day - August 1
  • World Steelband Music Festival
  • The Great Race - annual Powerboat Classic
  • Independence Day - August 31

September

  • Tobago Fest
  • Annual Carib Tobago Cycling Festival

October

  • WorldBeat Festival
  • Divali Festival
  • Sea Festival

Deepavili in Sanskrit means "rows of lighted lamps", is one of the most important Hindu festivals. This festival occurs over a period that covers the last week of October to the first half of the month of November.

November

  • Pan Jazz Festival (Three day festival)
  • Divali Festival

The Pan Jazz Festival is held in November and brings together pan Drummers and jazz musicians for a three days of music in Trinidad.

December

  • Christmas Day - December 25
  • Boxing Day - December 26
  • Old Year's Night Celebrations - December 31

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