Trinidad Carnival: The World’s Greatest Street Party
The biggest cultural event in the Caribbean calendar, Trinidad Carnival transforms the sun-kissed island into a party-goers paradise. Any Trini will tell you that Carnival is a year-round project, but for the main events, visiting the week leading up to Lent will do the trick. Trucks packed to the hilt with speakers drive ahead of the crowds, throwing out high energy beats from steel pans, Soca bands and DJ’s. Each procession has its own theme reflected in the music and costumes of its participants, led by an elaborately decked out King and Queen. Whether you’re dancing to Calypso, originally sung to mock the pomp of the slave masters, or the Soca subculture native to Trinidad, you’ll be guaranteed to make plenty of new friends to ‘wine’ around the clock.