TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
On Trinidad and Tobago’s history “History of Trinidad and Tobago” Trinidad’s history began with the settlements of the islands by the Amerindians. Both islands were explored by Christopher Columbus, who was a Genoese explorer, navigator, and colonizer, on his third voyage in 1498. Tobago changed hands between the Dutch, French, British, and Courlanders, but ended up in the hands of the British. Trinidad remained in Spanish hands until 1797, even though it was largely settled by French colonists. In 1889 the two islands were integrated into a single crown colony. Trinidad and Tobago obtained its independence from the British Empire in 1962 and became a republic in 1976.
Hastings (2014) posted that the islands attract many travelers who appreciate the beautiful and leisure attractions that the islands have to offer such as the Maracas Beach located in Trinidad; it is one of the islands’ most famous beaches.
The Fort King George and Tobago Museum located in Tobago, was built in the 1780s, it offers both a good view of the town and a park-like tranquility with some magnificent trees. Still surviving are remnants of the original brick and stone walls, an early prison, the officers’ mess, several cannons, and a lighthouse. Fort King George is the most well-preserved fort on the island.
From Trinidad and Tobago Festival and Festivals (James, 2014) Trinidad & Tobago is rich in culture and diversity in terms of the festivals that occur throughout the year, such as Trinidad and Tobago’s most known festival is their Carnival, one of the best known worldwide street festivals. It is a street party that happens over a 2 day course before the Christian period of Lent. Carnival is a celebration of calypso/soca music performed by brass bands, calypsonians and DJs, along with colorful mas costumes, and the sweet sound of pan (steel band music).
The Tobago Heritage Festival, it is an annual event created to preserve the unique cultural traditions of...