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Trinidad Carnival

Mon 20 Feb - Tue 21 Feb 2023

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ORGANISER National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago

About Carnival

Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago originated in the late-eighteenth century and was born out of resistance. French planters, slaves, and freed people of color from neighboring islands immigrated to Trinidad following the Spanish Cedula of Population Edict of 1783.

Shortly after immigration, the French settlers, and freed people of color alike held annual masquerade balls. The slaves, who were excluded from the masquerades decided to enact their own form of Carnival in the slave quarters where they were allowed a modicum of freedom. Their merriments came to be known as ‘Canboulay’ or ‘Cannes Bruleés’ since they were held at the same time as the burning and harvesting period for sugar cane.

Although the celebrations would culminate in dancing and singing, the significance of ‘Canboulay’ is in its mockery of oppressors. Instances of mockery primarily embodied an exaggerated iteration of French sentiments.

Memorable characters like ‘Dame Lorraine’ would often mimic the formal dress of the French women by exaggerated padding in the chest or wildly elaborate hats and fans. These subtle methods of mockery gradually transcended a spirit of union, retaliation, and resistance into a unique form of expressional identity for the slaves.

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Events

01
Wed
Feb
-
02
Thu
Feb
Woodford Cafe
02
Thu
Feb
-
03
Fri
Feb
Jagz Beer Garden, Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
02
Thu
Feb
-
03
Fri
Feb
Woodford Cafe
03
Fri
Feb
-
04
Sat
Feb
Mayaro Recreational Grounds Basketball Court, Trinidad
03
Fri
Feb
Harbour Master
03
Fri
Feb
Center of Excellence, Trinidad & Tobago
03
Fri
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
03
Fri
Feb
-
04
Sat
Feb
POS, Trinidad
03
Fri
Feb
-
04
Sat
Feb
TBA
03
Fri
Feb
North Valsayn - Cipriani College
03
Fri
Feb
-
04
Sat
Feb
The Hotel Normandie
04
Sat
Feb
Trinidad
04
Sat
Feb
Garden Gazebo La Joya Complex, Trinidad & Tobago
04
Sat
Feb
Five Island Amusement Park
04
Sat
Feb
Queen's Hall
04
Sat
Feb
The Anchorage
04
Sat
Feb
Harbour Master
04
Sat
Feb
Mayaro, South of the Border, Manzanilla Road, Trinidad & Tobago
04
Sat
Feb
Bishop Anstey and Trinity College East
04
Sat
Feb
San Fernando Hill
04
Sat
Feb
Drew Manor, Santa Cruz
04
Sat
Feb
Comfort Inn & Suites, Tobago
04
Sat
Feb
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05
Sun
Feb
Queen's Royal College
04
Sat
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
04
Sat
Feb
-
05
Sun
Feb
Blue Range Tennis Court
04
Sat
Feb
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05
Sun
Feb
Center of Excellence, Trinidad & Tobago
05
Sun
Feb
St. John's Hall
05
Sun
Feb
Brian Lara Cricket Academy
06
Mon
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
08
Wed
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
08
Wed
Feb
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09
Thu
Feb
Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Trinidad & Tobago
09
Thu
Feb
Five Island Amusement Park
09
Thu
Feb
Carnival City
10
Fri
Feb
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11
Sat
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
11
Sat
Feb
Festival Park, BLCA
11
Sat
Feb
Carnival City
11
Sat
Feb
Skinner Park
11
Sat
Feb
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12
Sun
Feb
#1 Christopher Samuel Drive
11
Sat
Feb
Fatima College
11
Sat
Feb
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12
Sun
Feb
Fire Services Headquarters
11
Sat
Feb
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12
Sun
Feb
San Fernando Hill
12
Sun
Feb
Tyrico Beach
12
Sun
Feb
St. John's Hall
12
Sun
Feb
Sound Forge
13
Mon
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
13
Mon
Feb
Chaguaramas
13
Mon
Feb
St. Andrew's Golf Club
13
Mon
Feb
Sound Forge
14
Tue
Feb
Harbour Master
14
Tue
Feb
Hart's Cut Chaguaramas
14
Tue
Feb
Harbour Master
14
Tue
Feb
Serpentine Place
14
Tue
Feb
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15
Wed
Feb
Drew Manor, Santa Cruz
14
Tue
Feb
Nalis Amphitheatre
14
Tue
Feb
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15
Wed
Feb
Brian Lara Cricket Academy
14
Tue
Feb
Adam Smith Square
15
Wed
Feb
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
15
Wed
Feb
Z Patio Trinidad
15
Wed
Feb
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16
Thu
Feb
St. Andrew's Golf Club
15
Wed
Feb
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16
Thu
Feb
Port of Spain
15
Wed
Feb
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16
Thu
Feb
Skinner Park
15
Wed
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
15
Wed
Feb
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16
Thu
Feb
O2 Park
15
Wed
Feb
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16
Thu
Feb
Queen's Park Oval
16
Thu
Feb
Maracas Beach
16
Thu
Feb
TBA
16
Thu
Feb
Sevilla Golf Course Couva
16
Thu
Feb
Chaguaramas Boardwalk
16
Thu
Feb
Harbour Master
16
Thu
Feb
Jamboree Park
16
Thu
Feb
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17
Fri
Feb
Hasely Crawford Stadium
16
Thu
Feb
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17
Fri
Feb
Queen's Park Oval
17
Fri
Feb
Green Meadows
17
Fri
Feb
Piccadilly Greens, PQS
17
Fri
Feb
Harbour Master
17
Fri
Feb
Harbour Master
17
Fri
Feb
George & Prince Streets
17
Fri
Feb
The Anchorage
17
Fri
Feb
Trinidad
17
Fri
Feb
Memorial Park, Victoria Park & Woodford Square
17
Fri
Feb
Maracas Beach
17
Fri
Feb
The Anchorage Beach Club
17
Fri
Feb
Hasely Crawford Stadium
17
Fri
Feb
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18
Sat
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
17
Fri
Feb
Carnival City
18
Sat
Feb
TBA
18
Sat
Feb
St. Andrew's Golf Club
18
Sat
Feb
Harbour Master
18
Sat
Feb
Carnival City
18
Sat
Feb
St Mary's College Ground
18
Sat
Feb
5 Islands Water & Amusement Park
18
Sat
Feb
Fatima Grounds
18
Sat
Feb
Blue Range Tennis Court
18
Sat
Feb
Embassy Yacht
18
Sat
Feb
101 Saddle Road
18
Sat
Feb
St Clair
18
Sat
Feb
Chaquacabana Resort
18
Sat
Feb
Queen's Park Oval
19
Sun
Feb
Drew Manor, Santa Cruz
19
Sun
Feb
Port of Spain
19
Sun
Feb
Hyatt Water Front
19
Sun
Feb
Breakfast Shed
19
Sun
Feb
Trinidad
19
Sun
Feb
5 Islands Water & Amusement Park
19
Sun
Feb
Corbin’s Estate
19
Sun
Feb
Valsayn: The White Mansion
20
Mon
Feb
Port of Spain
20
Mon
Feb
Carnival City
20
Mon
Feb
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21
Tue
Feb
Port of Spain
20
Mon
Feb
Carnival City
21
Tue
Feb
All Regions
22
Wed
Feb
DDI
22
Wed
Feb
Queen's Park Savannah
22
Wed
Feb
The Anchorage
23
Thu
Feb
SAPA (Southern Academy For The Performimg Arts)
24
Fri
Feb
SAPA (Southern Academy For The Performimg Arts)
25
Sat
Feb
TBA
25
Sat
Feb
Carnival City
25
Sat
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
26
Sun
Feb
NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts)
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Mas bands

Mas Band
Theme
Year
IG
WEB
Type
2023
Adult /
Adult / Pretty Mas
Adult / Jouvert Mas
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
2023
Adult /
2023
Adult / Pretty Mas
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Music

Behind De Truck
Peter C Lewis
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Cock Back
David Matthews (The Ultimate Fireman)
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Santimanitay
3Canal Feat Etienne Charles
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Queen Ah Road
Diamond
Trinidad & Tobago
00

Upset The Place
Makamillion
Trinidad & Tobago
00

D Right Track
Jadel x Skinny Fabulous
Trinidad & Tobago
01

My Stage Now
Voice x wuss ways
Trinidad & Tobago
02

Take It Slow
MR DSJ
Trinidad & Tobago
00

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