Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago
Some of the events include:
Pan music is a uniquely Trinidad invention. Each pan yard competes with each other for honers and prizes. The competition is high with honors and prizes going to the winner in many categories.
Many say that the big parades downtown have lost the "real" carnival spirit. The Old Time Carnival on the campus of the University of the West Indies has brought the classic carnival and its typical characters back for everyone to see. They tell the story of how carnival has evolved to its current form.
The main Carnival parades on Monday and Tuesday are spectacular. An all day event with bands large and small parading past. When we left at 5 in the afternoon, bands were still waiting to appear stretched as far as the eye could see.