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Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago

 

The government of Trinidad and Tobago is known for its rich culture, one of the features which is considered to be the annual carnival. In the ranking of the best carnivals of the world, this island holiday takes the second place after the legendary Brazilian. Due to the diversity of races and cultures of the inhabitants of the Islands, carnival is not a national character and is assorted from different cultures.

1. The band “hearts” during his presentation, “I love Carnival” on the last day of the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

2. American actress Tatyana Ali (left) poses with her sisters Anastasia and Kimberly during his presentation “Butterflies, Beasts and Bacchanal” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

3. Members of a carnival group Color Fuh So act during his presentation “Conquest” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

4. Cherry-Ann Patrice Valere, dressed in the costume of the Lady of the Day, from “the Greatest show on Earth” produces two birds in the finals of the senior Queens and kings of carnival. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

5. Gloria Dancing from the band “rise of the Olympians”, dressed in costume, the sacred bird of Hera in the finals of the senior Queens and kings of carnival. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

6. Gerard wicks from the group, “Enjoy the finale”, dressed in the costume of “the Joy of love and friendship” in the finals of the senior Queens and kings of carnival. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

7. Earl Thompson from the band “Re-humanization”, dressed in a suit, “Let there be light” in the final Competition of the senior Queens and kings of carnival. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

8. Ryan Sooknanan from the group “Sweet TnT My Country”, dressed in costume “dawn of the Dragon Trinbago”. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

9. Michael Barnes from “What happened” wearing a suit “Eye of the Cosmos in 2013.” Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

10. Marlon Rampersad from the band “rise of the Olympians” in costume “the Spirit of the underground”. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

11. Miss universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam takes part in the final day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

12. One of the participants of the group “hearts” during the presentation “I love Carnival” on the last day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

13. A tourist poses for a photo during the celebration of Covert, or Celebrations at dawn, in the port of Port of Spain. Many viewers smear themselves in chocolate, mud, oil and paint and depict devils, demons, monsters and demons during the celebration, which marks the beginning of a two-day parade of the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

14. The man sticks to the participant of the carnival, dressed up as a traditional carnival character, the Lady Lorraine. The picture was taken during the celebration of Jouvert. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

15. The girl with whiskey during Jouvert, or Celebrations at dawn. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

16. Mummers from the group of Brian Mac Farlane on stage during their presentation “Enjoy the finale” on the final day of the carnival of Trinidad and Tobago in the Royal Park Savannah. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

17. Nkosi Phillips from the band Land of D in Teepees costume “Bird of happiness” in the finale of the carnival. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

18. Dgaman Tens of groups Down South Tribute to Southern Mas Icons in a suit “Vanity of Dakota”. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

19. Mummers from the group of Brian Mac Farlane stage during their presentation “Enjoy the final.” Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

20. Participants of group “the Mystery of the Cascade” to pose for a photo after appearing on stage during the Individual competition at Victoria square as part of the national carnival in Port of Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Andrea De Silva