Trinidad Carnival: 7 things to know before you go

mas1_webTrinidad likes its Carnival wild and wotless, its revelers unabashed and its partying nonstop. Carnival, or more accurately pronounced, cahneeval, translated loosely means a farewell to flesh, or meat. It marks the last chance to celebrate with abandon before a period of restraint for the 40 days of Lent. This year, the festivities take place Feb. 11 and 12, but the Carnival season begins as early as July when masquerade bands start launching the year’s costumes and new soca music floods the scene.

Wearing scanty costumes of feathers and sequins, masqueraders will soon be marching, wining and chippin their way across Port of Spain while music blares from speaker boxes and alcohol abounds. This is not for the faint of endurance. Here are things to know before you go.

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