October was officially declared “Calypso History Month” in 2002 by TUCO (Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization). Calypsos are a true part of our culture as a people. as it captures our history by telling our stories in song like no history
The Borough of Chaguanas will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year on October 7th, 2020. Usually an annual military parade is hosted to commemorate the occasion along with a grand street fest, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrations may
The Ogun Festival celebrated in October, is normally observed by the African Orisa community with colourful processions on the streets of San Juan, informative lectures on African origin and diaspora along with religious prays, discussions and food. This year the
On this day indigenous people of Trinidad and Tobago are celebrated as they have contributed so much to our history and culture. The Caribs of Arima are known to be the direct descendants of the original Amerindian inhabitants of Trinidad.
Navratri is another very sacred time in the life of Hindus. Navaratri literally means “nine nights” and these specific clusters of nine nights occurs five times during the year. The origin of this celebration goes back to religious text where
The COCO dance festival was established out of the Contemporary Choreographers’ Collective in Trinidad and Tobago. The sole mission of the organization is to inspire, encourage and serve the community through creative processes and collaborative endeavours. COCO primarily provides a
Ramleela Festival is the play of Lord Ram vs Rawan in an epic battle of good vs evil. In Trinidad and Tobago, Ramleela is celebrated annually in large open airfields in rural Indian villages for a period of ten days.
In November we celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month. During this month, tourism partners across the Caribbean celebrate the importance of tourism to our region under the recurring theme, ‘One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.
The Divali Nagar can be considered as the largest Hindu expositions in Trinidad and showcases East Indian music, art, craft, food, fashion. This exposition has its roots in the car park of the Mid-Centre Mall, Chaguanas in late 1986. As
New Year’s Day 2021 will be a little different. No need for the traditional glam parties but more intimate social gatherings will be encouraged if at all.