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Trinidad & Tobago: Culture & Customs
19/Oct/2016

Economy - 

Trinidad and Tobago is a well standing Caribbean country, considered to be the third wealthiest country in the Western world. Its economy is greatly dependent upon its abundance of petroleum and natural gas, making this industry primary in the country. It is now the world's second largest exporter of ammonia and methanol; in fact, the United States has been a strong partner followed by Latin American markets. Futhermore, Trinidad & Tobago has been recognized as one of the countries with strong business in exports for its essential oil fields, natural minerals manufactured goods and other resources. 

 

Commercial Industry

The commercial industry in Trinidad and Tobago is very successful as it has great trade markerts and locally produce various goods. Many of the towns in Trinidad are impressive with inviting shopping centers and local street markets expanding its destination for touristic attractions. A hot spot for shopping is Main Street in Chaguanas, which offers a variety of unique souvenirs and lively fashion scenes.

 

Food, Customs and Ceremonial Traditions

Trinidadian food is quite diverse from around the world marked by their different cultures. Daily dishes can vary from Asian, African, Indian, European and Creole cuisine. A dish that is "the dish" by the locals is called Callaloo, which is a rich soup made from spinach leaves, crab and dumplimps in a coconut-curry sauce, tipically eaten on the weekends. Island food is also essential in Ceremonial Occasions and customs. 

 

Carnivals and Festivals

 

When speaking of Holidays, Trinidad is very expressive with Festivals and Carnivals. Most of these celebrations date back since early European settlers and to this day the celebrations and tradition fleaurish more each year. Carnivals usually take place in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Costumes, masquerades, creative oil and paint of all vivid colors will be present to bring the festive streets to life and continue into the night with an atmosphere filled with live music and dancing. 

 

In conclusion, Trinidad and Tobago is a mixture of many cultures which shape a peaceful sense of unity in the islands. Regardless of the origin and background of its people, the one thing in common, is the hospitality and welcoming they offer. 

In conclusion, Trinidad and Tobago is a mixture of many cultures which shape a peaceful sense of unity in the islands. Regardless of the origin and background of its people, one thing in common with all of Trinidad and Tobago's people is the hospitality and welcoming to all tourists.

 

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