It’s Carnival Again in Trinidad and Tobago

Hi Guys….as I mentioned in another post, it’s Carnival here in sweet T&T, that means lots of Fetes, Steelband Competitions, Soca Competitions and much more. All offices are having Carnival parties, all schools are having their own jump ups, with the kids in costumes. There are old mass competition, and Calypso Competitions happening everywhere. Trinidad becomes a buzz of activities and NO!!!, we don’t stop our Carnival for anything… not even the Coronavirus.

The Government has put certain restrictions in place and so far we don’t have the virus here and to some extent Trinis don’t worry about that. There are few who do but most don’t. Some indicated that we should shut down or cancel Carnival….not happening. I’ve been to 2 fetes so far. I have one more to go to next week then I’m playing jouvert. Can’t wait!!!!…. the costume for jouvert this year is soooo cute….it’s the cat in a hat…. how funny is that. So that means I’m not putting any paint on mu outfit this year.

For those of you new to Carnival here in Trinidad, jouvert is where we dress in shorts and tees, then mess up ourselves with either paint, mud, chocolate or other things and we parade and jump up through the streets to the loud sound of music that is transported on extremely large trunks. It’s a Carnival jump up. Fun too bad and very exhilarating.

I’ve included a short video on what was happening at the last fete I attended so you get an idea of what I mean by crazy fun and you’re looking at one of our favourite performers Nadia. I love her voice. We have quite a few performers who sing live at these fetes and this is just a glimpse into what a fete is like in Trinidad at Carnival time. EN JOY!!

Published by Gail Francis

Hi, I'm a mother of four, one boy and three girls ranging in ages from 26yrs to 22yrs. I own my own business that I run with my husband and we have no pets. We've had a variety of pets from dogs, cats fish etc, but things go wrong when we have pets so we decided that we are not pet people. I'm a creative person and I love to learn and share what I learn. Watercolour painting is my great love. I dream of having my art appreciated and hung on the walls of homes, offices, churches, anywhere that people can view them and start up a conversation about them. So that's a little about me, come peruse more of my site and ENJOY!!!

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