EVENTS IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2016

Here is a selection of special events compiled for you

FEBRUARY

Carnival: a hundred thousand people in costume celebrate for several days in the Port of Spain, full of Caribbean joie de vivre. It kicks off with Calypso, Soca and steel drum competitions.

MARCH

Phagwa (also known as Holi): the Hindu New Year celebrations drives out the winter with colours and traditional songs.

TUESDAY AFTER EASTER

Goat and Crab Race: in the village of Buccoo on Tobago some trained goats race, led by 'jockeys' on a lead, for the bet. Even more unusual is the crab race. A fabulous spectacle for locals and guests!

Events Trinidad und Tobago

April

Tobago Jazz Experience: international and local artists meet on the dream Caribbean beach of Pigeon Point. They play Jazz und Soca, Pop, Rock und R&B. Diana Ross, Erykah Badu and Emili Sandé have all appeared here. http://tobagojazzexperience.com

APRIL/MAY/JUNE

Hosay: Shiite Muslims hold processions and ceremonial dancing - in the city area of St. James, Port of Spain - in memory of the martyrdom of Mohammed's grandchild.

MAY

Trinidad & Tobago Fashion Week: regional designers and models show what they can do, together with international fashion designers. www.2tfw.com

JUNE

WeBeat Festival: a colourful cultural festival in St. James, Port of Spain with steel bands, jazz and Soca concerts and more. www.webeat.org

JULY

Tobago Heritage Festival: practically every village on Tobago remembers its African heritage with traditional dancing, songs and dramas. During the 'Ole Time Wedding' marriages are celebrated as in the old days.

September

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival: the film festival for films from and about the Caribbean, expanded by renowned contributions from across the world. www.ttfilmfestival.com

OCTOBER

Dragon Boat Festival: in 2006 the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat race was introduced to Trinidad. Since 2011 Tobago hosts an annual event in June with its own race to Pigeon Point.

Blue Food Festival: local top chefs share their knowledge with visitors and give away lots of cooking secretes. The focus is on local eating culture as well as delicious Blue Food-creations.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

Diwali: for the Hindu festival of light, thousands of small clay lamps are lit and can be seen, among other places in in Felicity, Patna Village, Dow Village and Penal on Trinidad.

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