InterNations Oslo Caribbean Carnival - ZOOM in Parade!
Dress in feathered headpieces, colorful costumes, or simply a decorated mask! Presentation EFX and friends will take you on an enticing journey of Caribbean riddims!
See you there!
About the Carnival:
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in the twin island Republic of T&T. The event is well known for participants' colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations. There are numerous cultural events such as "band launch fetes" 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. Traditionally, the festival is associated with calypso music, with its origins formulated in the midst of hardship for enslaved West and Central Africans; however, recently Soca music has replaced calypso as the most celebrated type of music. Costumes (sometimes called "mas"), stick-fighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival.
Caribbean Carnival is celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago, and also in several other cities worldwide. These celebrations include Toronto's Caribana, Miami's Miami Carnival, Houston Carifest, London's Notting Hill Carnival, as well as New York City's Labor Day Carnival.