Tag: Festivals

Bunji Garlin revs up the crowd. Photo by Aaron Richards

A Trinidad festival guide for 2018: Carnival & so much more!

Carnival Here’s the 411 on our signature annual festival, which has spawned similar Trini-style Carnivals the world over, from New York to London and further afield! What’s all the fuss about? What it is: the annual street festival on the two days before Ash Wednesday that takes over the capital, and all major towns. Indeed

3canal performs at the Tobago Jazz Experience. Photo courtesy the THA

A Tobago festivals calendar for 2018

In alphabetical order, here are some of Tobago’s most treasured festivals, from Harvests and Heritage Festival to Jazz Experience and Great Fete

A still from Moko Jumbie

The T&T Film Festival brings Trinidad and Tobago into focus

The 2017 edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival gets underway this week, running from Tuesday 19 to Tuesday 26 September across venues in both Trinidad and Tobago. Four T&T features and over 34 local shorts will premiere at ttff/17. Green Days by the River Green Days by the River, a film adaptation of

Siparee/Supari Mai or the Black Madonna/Virgin at the Church of La Divina Pastora (the Divine Shepherdess) in Siparia. Photo: Ariann Thompson/MEP Publishers

The Miracle Mother — La Divina Pastora, Siparee/Supari Mai, the Black Madonna

In what was once a Capuchin pilgrimage church of the same name in Siparia — a town settled by the first Spanish colonists — stands a dark-skinned statue of the Virgin Mary as La Divina Pastora (the Divine Shepherdess). But this is not her only name, and Catholics are not the only ones who celebrate her.

A blue devil at the Canboulay Riots Re-enactment. Photo by Warren Le Platte

Trinidad Carnival 2017: the who, what, where, when, why

The Carnival season is like one large buffet. You can sample all of it over multiple courses; just some of it, by confining yourself to a few things which appeal to you; or none at all (which means leaving the restaurant altogether, to keep the analogy going). But the point is, there’s no right way

The Trinidad & Tobago Great Race. Photo: Lyden Thomas

Trinidad & Tobago Celebrations & Festivals

Few things speak more eloquently to Trinidad and Tobago’s reputation as a place where people like to party, and as a multi-cultural melange, than the quantity and variety of festivals on the national calendar.