Ready For Di Road: The Culture Behind Carnival

Last week, I told you how to survive Trinidad Carnival. This week I am going to touch on the why.  Are you “Ready For Di Road?” Yes it is a great party but why are you doing it? What is the significance of these celebrations? For many people outside of the Caribbean, Carnival specifically Trinidad’s Carnival is complete madness and they are correct.  Brasil and New Orleans are just a few places that revel in the Pre-Lent festivities but each has a history of their own.  Check the video below to learn more about the culture behind Carnival. Including why I am covered in paint.