5 Reasons Trinidad Has the World’s Greatest Carnival
Don't tell Brazil, but Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is the single greatest festival on earth. There, soca subs for samba, beverages are bottomless and showcasing your worst behavior is celebrated (though whatever happens stays safely within the confines of Carnival).
The history of this pre-Lenten festival, which literally means a farewell to the flesh, began as a symbol of freedom and defiance during the time of slavery, so abandoning all inhibitions in favor of wanton wildness before the 40-day period of sacrifice starting Ash Wednesday, is a requirement.
Now that preparations for the Feb. 8-9 festival are in full swing and goers are buying their flights and their feathers, here are five reasons Trinidad's Carnival is the fete to hit.Read Full Article