The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, and is well known for participant’s colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations. Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is the most significant event on the islands’ cultural and tourism calendar, with numerous cultural events running in the lead-up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. It is said that if the islanders are not celebrating it, then they are preparing for it while reminiscing about the past year’s festival. The heart of the musical celebration has been calypso; recently soca has replaced calypso as the most celebrated type of music. Costumes, stickfighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival. Carnival as it is celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago is also celebrated in cities worldwide. These include the following:

Caribbean Carnival North American Carnival
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Toronto Carnival
Bacchanal Jamaica Miami Carnival
Barbados Crop Over New York Carnival
Grenada Carnival Atlanta Carnival
Cayman Carnival D.C .Carnival
St. Vincent Vincy Mas Boston Carnival







Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Dates from 2010 – 2020

  • 2010 – February 15th & 16th
  • 2011 – March 7th & 8th
  • 2012 – February 20th & 21st
  • 2013 – February 11th & 12th
  • 2014 – March 3rd & 4th
  • 2015 – February 16th & 17th
  • 2016 – February 8th & 9th
  • 2017 – February 27th & 28th
  • 2018 – February 12th & 13th
  • 2019 – March 4th & 5th
  • 2020 – February 24th & 25th
  • 2021 – Trinidad and Tobago cancels  Carnival for 2021 due to pandemic



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