Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Toronto Caribbean Carnival also known as "Caribana" is a carnival that consists of live music, parades, and cool costumes. The carnival is inspired by the traditions of the Caribbean and it is held on the first week of august every year (Gallaugher). The first Toronto Caribbean Carnival was in 1967 when the event was called Caribana ("Caribana"). The parade is the main part of the entire event, the parade has awesome costumes, colours and sounds. The music at the event is majority calypso and soca , but other music that is played is reggae, tassa drumming, cadence, zuk, rap and R&B. There were multiple name changes to this event over the years but they settled on Toronto Caribbean festival for now (Gallaugher). The Toronto Caribbean festival brings in thousands of visitors from other countries every year ("Caribana").
I celebrate or value the Toronto Caribbean Carnival because my parents are from Guyana which is not part of the Caribbean, but we still do some things that countries of the of the Caribbean also do. All Canadians should value the carnival because it has great music, there are cool costumes, but some can be a little too inappropriate at times and there is a awesome parade. It doesn't matter if you are from the Caribbean or not, the Caribbean carnival is a great place for any Canadian to be at and have fun .