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Trinidad & Tobago Festivals and Events




 

Holi
March-April
Holi is celebrated in the later part of March-April. This festival was first celebrated in Trinidad around the year 1845. This festival of colours is celebrated with songs, music and dances.
A variety of watercolours are mixed and sprayed on all those who participate in the celebrations and corresponding coloured powder is smeared on their bodies as well.
A special type of folk song called Chowtal is sung during the course of the festival and the music is usually played with two instruments. The dholak (a hand drum) and the majeera (cymbals or percussion instrument).
The music is fast paced and provokes dancing and the Chowtal songs are sung rather loudly and are high pitched. Together, they produce a rich cultural blend of talents and skills.

 

Diwali
Trinidad and Tobago,
Diwali the Hindu festival of lights was brought to Trinidad and Tobago by Hindus who came to these parts as indentured labourers in the year 1845. This is the largest Hindu festival in Trinidad.
It is celebrated with the performance of Lakshme Pooja and at night, thousands of earthen lamps called Deeyas are lit to dispell darkness.

 

 


 

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