Trinidad Carnival Vs. Rio Carnival
A previous comment rationalized that the size of Rio’s carnival makes it the best?
Comparatively, you can say that McDonald’s serves the most hamburgers in the world, but that does not make McDonald’s the best burgers or the best burger restaurant!
It’s not a matter of how many people attend Rio carnival, or how well promoter Rio carnival is, and I must admit Rio and Brazil do a fantastic job promoting and marketing their carnival…
Rather it’s the experience that is important, and Trinidad carnival is all about participation and the individuals experience. Trinidad carnival is not about tourism, although many come to enjoy the fun; Trinidad carnival is not about media and full hotels, though media come from across the world and hotels are fully booked; Trinidad carnival is not about the size of the city or how many people party, though carnival celebrations are held through out Trinidad and Tobago, and Trinidad carnival has inspired similar celebrations to be held in Miami, London, Toronto, Boston, New York and it has influenced the way carnival is celebrated through the Caribbean; Trinidad carnival is not necessarily about pretty costumes or beautiful women, though it has both. Trinidad carnival is the “World’s Greatest Show” because it is the best experience for the individual, and everyone is invited to join a carnival band and experience what the word ‘bacchanal’ really means. It’s a primal experienced that everyone in the world should have at least once in their life. So I guess it depends which you prefer quantity or quality?