The greatest show on earth.

Pink&Blue By Pink&Blue, 2nd May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/471v-z3t/
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This is the story of Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago.

The greatest show on earth.

This is the story of Carnival in my country and how it derived. The history of carnival is quite intriguing, since it's history dates back to the days of slavery. My small island paradise was re-discovered by Christopher Columbus in the year 1498. The English then bought slaves from Africa to work on cotton plantations. In 1835 slavery was abolished and the African slaves were freed. In much jubilation the freed slaves got iron pans which they beat and sang joyfully.
This is where our national instrument the steel pan got it's identity. As you can imagine the celebrations went on and as the years went by, T& T's Carnival only got better and more sophisticated. Our Carnival is dubbed " the greatest show on earth" and it's no wonder why. On Carnival Monday and Tuesday Masqueraders come out in their numbers to celebrate on our nation's roads. We bask in the hot sunshine and enjoy every minute of it.
Costumes made with nothing more than beads and feathers, in a lovely array of colors and are seen every where. This is our nation's pride and culture. The sweet melody of steel pan is also heard on every street corner and it is a time when all races come together in celebration.

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Bands, Colour, Costumes, Culture, History, Masquerade, Sunshine

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author avatar Pink&Blue
I am from a small island called Trinidad and Tobago. I love writing and i take it seriously.Most of my work is straight from the heart whilst others require some soul searching.

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author avatar Kjklhl
2nd May 2011 (#)



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author avatar Steve Kinsman
3rd May 2011 (#)

Makes me want to go. Fine article.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
11th May 2011 (#)

You are welcome any time.

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