Lonely Planet Writer

Trinidad & Tobago celebrate Easter in a less conventional way - with goat and crab racing

While the bunny might be the most well-known Easter symbol, the citizens of Trinidad & Tobago embrace a couple, less conventional animals for the holiday: goats and crabs.

Crabs celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago at Easter.
Crabs celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago at Easter. Image by William Warby / CC BY 2.0

Starting on Good Friday, the islands will begin celebrating the Easter season, hosting a myriad of activities ranging from a street parade, Easter Bonnet parades, and egg hunts to the annual crab and goat races at Buccoo Bay on Easter Tuesday. Locals and visitors also frequent popular beaches, where street food vendors serve up local specialties including curried crab and dumplings.

Read more: gotrinidadandtobago.com