As the anticipation of the two days of celebrated wild abandon draws near, the people of Trinidad and Tobago resign to collectively loose themselves, forget about the grind of their lives, crime and whatever grievance they have and just come out to enjoy themselves.
The main winners of this year's round of competitions were; Machel Montano (Soca Monarch), Kerwin Du Bois (Groovy Soca Monarch), Roderick “Chucky” Gordon (National Calypso Monarch), Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra (Mas Band of the Year [Seniors]), Petrotrin Phase II (Panorama), Kris B. Persad aka KI (Chutney Soca), Wade Madray & Peola Marchan (King & Queens of Carnival) and Machel Montano (Road March). Full list of results.
As the dust settles and Ash Wednesday arrives, the tourist begin to leave our shores and the locals unwind on the many beaches and rivers around the islands. As our visitors leave they take with them a sense on contentment and awe in bearing witness to 'the greatest show in the world'. Locals go back to the grind and wait for next year's celebrations to begin again.
Gallery of Photos 2014 Carnival