Trinidad's Carnival Celebration

See photos of the world's wildest Carnival celebration! All photos courtesy of Jim Stephens/Good Times Production.

Trinidad's Kiddies Carnival
KIDDIES CARNIVAL Just like their parents, Trinidad & Tobago's children spend months preparing for Carnival, where they compete in costumed bands. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
Kiddies Carnival Closeup
KIDDIES CARNIVAL While Trinidad's Carnival celebration may have a wild reputation, the Kiddies Carnival is a family affair. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
Jouvert Celebration
JOUVERT The jouvert celebration is the start of Carnival. For many this means playing mud mas— getting covered head-to-toe in mud, body paint, or chocolate, and parading with calypso and SOCA players through the street. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
Steel Pan at Jouvert Celebration
JOUVERT Music is an important part of the carnival celebration. Steel pan is the national instrument of Trinidad & Tobago. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »
Mud Mas
JOUVERT The costumes are highly symbolic, representing characters from history and folklore. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
Parade of Bands
PARADE OF BANDS The Parade of Bands is the biggest Carnival Spectacle, with hundreds of people dressed in the same colorful, skimpy costumes, competing together against other bands. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
More Parade of Bands
PARADE OF BANDS As each band makes it's way to the stage, they dance like crazy! **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
Having Fun at Carnival
PARADE OF BANDS Anything goes at Carnival Celebration. **Learn how our Editor-in-Chief joined in the fun in **Carnival Confessions »Courtesy Jim Stephens
Parade of Bands
Courtesy Jim Stephens