Celebrating Multiculturalism!

We are rich in so many ways as a people and sometimes due to human nature it is something we take for granted as individuals. What does it mean to “Celebrate Multiculturalism”? 

  •  According to Dictionary.com multiculturalism is,
“noun

1.

the state or condition of being multicultural.

2.

the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society, as a state or nation.”
Look around us, in our country, don’t we see evidence of multiculturalism? Look at our buildings, our way of dressing, our food, and a basic thing as our calendar! It surrounds us and it is us! It is who we are as a people! As a people, we should be proud of it and we should celebrate it! Let’s celebrate it! Let me paint the picture and you enjoy looking at this story unfold!
Hindu Temple- Coromandel Shiv Mandir located in Coromandel Village Cedros

Hindu Temple- Coromandel Shiv Mandir located in Coromandel Village Cedros

Jhandis flying high following Puja (Hindu Prayer Ceremony)

Jhandis flying high following Puja (Hindu Prayer Ceremony)

The dome of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir, Coromandel Village, Cedros

The dome of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir, Coromandel Village, Cedros

Beautifully decorated bedi- Coromandel Shiv Mandir, Coromandel Village Cedros

Beautifully decorated bedi- Coromandel Shiv Mandir, Coromandel Village Cedros

A view of the stage of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir SDMS Branch 370

A view of the stage of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir SDMS Branch 370

Beautiful Lord Shiva Murti- Coromandel Shiv Mandir!

Beautiful Lord Shiva Murti- Coromandel Shiv Mandir!

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Mehindi!

85 foot Hanuman Murti at Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre, Orange Field Road, Carapichaima

85 foot Hanuman Murti at Sri Dattatreya Yoga Centre, Orange Field Road, Carapichaima

Divali!

Divali!

Divali!

Divali!

Plymouth Ole Time Carnival, Tobago

Plymouth Ole Time Carnival, Tobago

Plymouth Ole Time Carnival, Tobago!

Plymouth Ole Time Carnival, Tobago!

Fullerton Village Cedros- Hosay 2009

Fullerton Village Cedros- Hosay 2009

Fullerton Village Cedros- Hosay 2011

Fullerton Village Cedros- Hosay 2011

Point Fortin Roman Catholic Church

Point Fortin Roman Catholic Church

Another view of Point Fortin Roman Catholic Church

Another view of Point Fortin Roman Catholic Church

Trinidad Mall Pic!

Trinidad Mall Pic!

Another Trini Mall pic! -Beautiful Santa's corner!

Another Trini Mall pic! -Beautiful Santa’s corner!

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First pics of Fullerton Hosay 2014- November 1, 2014

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My dad busy at work on final touches! Fullerton Hosay 2014!

Shiva got a pic with my uncle- Ramraj Thomas, President of Fullerton Hosay Camp

Shiva got a pic with my uncle- Ramraj Thomas, President of Fullerton Hosay Camp

Look at these links to paint a more vivid picture:

British Academy 2014 Carnival:   http://britishacademy.edu.tt/our-students/pictures/gallery/carnival-2014

British Academy 2014 Divali: http://britishacademy.edu.tt/our-students/pictures/gallery/divali-2014

Our Muslim culture can be seen by using this link: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=trinidad+mosque&qpvt=trinidad+mosque&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=4D2146152F59CFFF4D0126A29271D460BA2C66C7&selectedIndex=45

The diversity of our food can be seen by using this link: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=trinidad%20food&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=trinidad%20food&sc=8-13&sp=-1&sk=&ajf=10

Our high religious beliefs can be seen by visiting this link: http://www.trinoutdoors.com/pages/religous%20sites.htm
We shine as one people! As the voice of David Rudder sings out , sing along and celebrate our Multiculturalism.
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