TOBAGO HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The Tobago Heritage Festival takes place over two weeks from mid-July to Emancipation Day on 1st August. It is an annual celebration of the dance, song, music and cuisine of Tobago, and strives to preserve Tobago’s unique cultural heritage.
The Tobago Heritage Festival was first staged in 1987 and many consider it to be the main event on the Tobago cultural calendar. It has become accepted as the island's signature event, becoming for Tobago what Carnival is for Trinidad.
Popular presentations are the Ole Time Tobago Wedding in Moriah (a reenaction of an 18th century wedding procession), Folk Tales and Superstitions in Golden Lane and Les Coteaux, Games We Used to Play, the Belmanna Riots, Salaka Feast and Invocation Dance. Productions are held every evening in different villages around Tobago spreading the celebration around the island.
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