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This paper discusses the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, which is celebrated the week before Ashe Wednesday every year and is among the largest and most popular in the world. The paper notes that, according to the Trinidad and Tobago official website, this annual event is unrivaled in the world. Rich in history and a reflection of its history, the Carnival continues to evolve to the present day. The paper points out that, as a symbol of freedom, and a celebration of freedom from slavery, the Trinidad and Tobago Carnivals are significant to the islands because they represent a celebration of freedom that is deeply rooted in the culture of the nation. However the Carnival is not merely a celebration but also an outlet for commentary on the important issues affecting Trinidad. The writer concludes that today, the Carnival is a subject of controversy, and that will not change in the future, as the Carnival's very inception celebrates freedom, while challenging the norms of its day.
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Carnival: The Greatest Show on Earth." Trinidad & Tobago Official Website. 2001. 28 Feb 2007. < http://www.visittnt.com/ToDo/Events/Carnival/background/default.html > .
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Trinidad Carnival (2007, September 03) Retrieved January 31, 2015, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/trinidad-carnival-97851/
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