Title of Project

Trinidad Carnival: “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Researcher Information

Marissa S. Dass

Project Type


Start Date

7-4-2006 12:00 AM

End Date

7-4-2006 12:00 AM

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Trinidad Carnival: “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Trinidad Carnival is the oldest and greatest of them all, the mother of all carnivals, often imitated, never equaled. Billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, Trinidad Carnival is far more than two days of masquerading, it is a whole explosive season in itself; and the seeds of brilliance that blossom during the carnival season have been germinating in the minds of designers, composers and pan-men, well before Christmas. Trinidad Carnival is dubbed “The Greatest Show on Earth” because it is recognition of the human need to recreate, to play and to learn about the truth, joy and art of living. There is no experience on earth to compare to Trinidad carnival. Steeped in history and fascinating events, Trinidad carnival is “The Greatest Show on Earth”.