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 Gillena Cox

Report from Trinidad

14 December, 2006

...Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincenseand myrrh. (Matt.2:11)

Gift giving, is a quintessential part, of celebrating Christmas - the nativity of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Gifts are given to family, friends, and receivers unknown to the gift givers. The poor and the needy take center stage in many hearts. Complementing the gift-giving tradition, is the activity of shopping. The stores—be they grocery store, or other; look their prettiest and grandest. In Trinidad and Tobago red and green are the traditional colours of Christmas but every conceivable colour of glitz, glaze and dazzle permeate through the colour calendar. Ornate Christmas trees strike a predominant pose and Santa's vocabulary is constrained to "Ho Ho Ho—Merry Christmas.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FACTOID

Capital cities: Trinidad - Port of Spain; Tobago - Scarborough
Seasons: Wet - June to December; Dry - January to June
Climate: Tropical
Population: 1.3 million
Oldest News Paper: Trinidad Guardian
Christmas Activities: Parang Competitions; Christmas Plays; Creche.

LINKS:

http://www.visittnt.com/
http://www.guardian.co.tt/
http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/2006/04/parang.html

much love
gillena
 

 

 


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