The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday annually. Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, known for its colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations, is the inspiration for most of the carnivals in the Caribbean Diaspora including Toronto's Caribana, Miami's Miami Carnival, Houston Carifest, London's Notting Hill Carnival as well as New York City's Labor Day Carnival. In terms of size and importance the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is surpassed only by the Brazilian Carnival. Celebratory events start in December and continue beyond the main carnival days listed below. Long associated with calypso music, Trinidad's Carnival is now primarily associated with Soca music.
Schedule of T&T Carnival Through 2020
2015 February 16 to February 17
2016 February 8 to February 9
2017 February 27 to February 28
2018 February 12 to February 13
2019 March 4 to March 5
2020 February 24 to February 25