Trinidad and Tobago

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 1, 2014: Ganesh Utsav Celebration, Trinidad and Tobago

For the average traveler, Hindu festival celebrations are usually associated with India only. But the reality isthat they are also celebrated wherever there are pockets of Hindus around the world too.Trinidad & Tobago is no exception as the population is almost 40% Indian, of which at least half is Hindu. Ganesh Utsav (or Ganesh Chaturthi) is currently being celebrated this time of year in the Hindu calendar. It is a festival in honour of the god Ganeshawho is...

Praan Prathistaa Ceremony - A Legacy for Granny

Thispost isvery close to home for me, sharing not just a bit of Trinidad & Tobago's multi-ethnic culture, but my Hinduheritage and family.Indians make up 35% of the population of T descendantsof the first Indianswho camefrom India 169 years ago. Sometimes people are surprised T&T has such a high percentage of Indians but it is just another factor that makes us such a unique country. I do travel a lot, but when it...

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