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Top 7 Things Trinis Post About At Christmas Time

A quick search of the hashtag #TriniChristmas on social media gives you some insight into the minds of Trinbagonians at Christmas time.

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1. The Food

I cooked my life away today. #trinichristmas #TriniLunch #TriniMeal

The ham, chow chow, turkey, pepper jelly, festive rice (with raisins!) and the inevitable ‘itis’…oh yes!

2. The Music

My childhood. Dad strumming a cuatro. Mom dancing. #parang #trinichristmas https://t.co/F60oi2dnSG

A Trinibago Christmas isn’t complete unless you hear the Christmas Riddim, and it’s REALLY not Christmas if you don’t hear the sweet sounds of parang…better yet if it’s live!

3. Shandy Carib

Christmas and Shandy Carib go hand in hand, and you must have a case or two for the Christmas.

4. The Traditions

Instagram: @vernetteoutloud

Making pastelles with your granny, soaking the fruits for the black cake for mummy and the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven!

5. The Last Minute Shopping

Instagram: @anbuhitsuguya

Whether you make a list or not, there’s ALWAYS something that you forget and have to go back shopping for, and enduring the long lines with the rest of the last minute people.

6. The Decorating

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From taking out the Christmas decorations and making sure the lights are still working (they're not) to arranging the bulbs perfectly.

7. Family

…and of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without family and friends.

If you think I missed anything, let me know in the comments ;)

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