Your preparation schedule for Trinidad Carnival 2013.

Ok.  Jamaica and Settlers carnivals are over. It’s fair to take a few days to recover and bask in the sweet memories of those events, however, don’t rest on your laurels. It’s already time to start the long, arduous task of getting ready for Trinidad carnival 2013 (with a bit of Crop Over for your midterm exams).

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I have prepared a short list of important events and activities, and approximately when they should be performed.

Now this is an almost laughably short and incomplete list but it does cover the basic things that a newbie needs to consider if you want to make your trip a reality.

April Start the Lehwego Greek God/Goddess workout plan
May Contact Thecarnivalconnection to start organizing your trip
June Pay planefare/book car (CONFIRM PRICE OF CAR!!)
July Pay hotel downpayment (note final payment date) Band’s launch
August Pay downpayment on costume
September Contact LehwegoFrontline for costume upgrades
November Buy sneakers/boots and break them in (keep them clean)
December Finish paying for costume and costume delivery (early payment=fast track/delivery option)
January Purchase accessories ladies Whiten teeth! Purchase fete tickets

Have you started your prep!Now I want all you veterans to chime in and let me know what I forgot so I can make this list better for those looking for the info.


9 thoughts on “Your preparation schedule for Trinidad Carnival 2013.

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  • May 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Excellent. Also, decide NOW (it is JUNE 2012) on who you will be traveling/staying with.

    Meaning your CREW, your POSSE. Last year, we each spent close to 3k planning this trip within 3 weeks out (and we played in SPICE, dirty dozen for Jouvert and had an EPIC time).

    Needless to say, we almost didn’t go because last-minute folks wanted to stay with us or book similar flights.

    If whoever you are going with is not SERIOUS about organizing and planning ahead, DO NOT CONSIDER THEM. This carnival is the largest in the world, so do not be fooled into thinking this is some eastern parkway weekend get-away.

    Plan your CREW, then plan your trip. It will save you time, money, dtress and friendships (yup, a couple of sour apples are angry at my crew for not including them but we were not willing to risk a trip to the biggest carnival in the world on THEM. Was well worth the salt!)

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  • August 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Crap. Its August. I havent done squat but joined a gym. Should i start panicking???????
    What are the ideal days to cover the best fetes and parade days. I’d like to book my ticket asap.
    And umm You have a Tribe link 😀 ?????

  • August 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Don’t panic! Its late but there is still time. I think the best dates are feb 6-13, 2012 personally. Gives u time to prepare for the good fetes on thurs onwards.
    In terms of tickets etc I would advise u to write [email protected] and let her know your needs.
    In terms of links I can’t help you:(. Start warming up your fingers for online registration:)

  • October 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    This will be my first time going to carnival and I haven’t even booked a flight yet so I know I am late. what are fetes?

  • October 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    You are late but there is still a little time. Fetes are basically what we in the West Indies call our big outdoor parties. Get cracking on your carnival plans!

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