Colourful Children’s Carnival

One of the main events and highlight of Trinidad and Tobago is Carnival. And yet, as a full-grown Trini adult (can I call myself that even though I left when I was 5 1/2?), I have never been to Carnival. Well, this year, I rectified this little issue. Okay, okay, I wasn’t there for the bacchanal¬†that is Sunday-Tuesday Carnival but instead, I attended the Kiddies Carnival the week before. Kiddies Carnival is no small thing, though. The parade is over 5 hours long, there are tons of people and participants, and the costumes are lavish, creative, and obviously expensive. In fact, in terms of costumes, I think the children’s carnival is probably better than the adult one since these days, adults seem to think string and beads are enough to constitute a costume. So if you want to see creative costumes, not have some drunken person winin’ up on you, and actually feel like you’re part of a cultural event, Kiddies Carnival is the event to attend. Though, one day I’ll make it to the adults version – I need to see it once in my life! But for now, here are photos of Kiddies Carnival that took place in Port of Spain (St. James), Trinidad on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

 

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10 responses to “Colourful Children’s Carnival

  1. wow! incredible costumes and photos! you made me laugh with your string and beads comment ūüôā

  2. Really neat! You get the glitz without the trashy part of the costumes! Maybe the adults should look here for inspiration!

    It’s hilarious though, you have an uncanny ability to take pictures of kids looking seriously unimpressed! ūüôā

    • yeah, wish adult carnival would go back to its roots!

      haha! i swear many of those kids are only doing it because their parents are making them do it!

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