Happy Friday folks. Hosay activities take place in northern (St. James) and southern (Cedros) Trinidad this weekend as part of a week of observances of Muharram. I posted on the Big Hosay procession in St. James last year. Here’s a flash back to events in Cedros. At the end of the events these large, structures, called tadjas, handmade in secrecy over several weeks are destroyed in the sea. I was a bit perturbed by this since large portions are styrofoam and other non-biodegradable debris. However, when I witnessed it there were dozens of bystanders standing in the water prepared to push all of it back to land to be appropriately disposed (or recycled one would hope). There is no such drowning in St. James, although there used to be.
I hope your weekend is good and filled with rest, or fun, or both.