Kiddies' Carnival

Kiddies' Carnival

Between January and March; the week before Carnival
The country of Trinidad and Tobago, located in the West Indies, offers a Carnival celebration for children that mirrors the famous parades for adults. The week before Carnival begins children march in a big parade of their own. The children themselves choose a theme (such as "Arabian Nights") and, with the help of adult family members, create costumes that illustrate their theme. Dressed in beautiful costumes the children sing and dance their way down the streets, moving to Calypso music or doing the "jump-up," a popular Trinidadian dance.
CONTACTS:
National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
National Library Bldg., Hart and Abercromby St.
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
868-623-6962; fax: 868-625-6096
www.nalis.gov.tt
SOURCES:
BkHolWrld-1986, Feb 19