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June 3, 1989 – February 15, 1990
Museum: Ripley Center
Location: International Gallery and Concourse, Sublevel 3
Learn how festivals represent the intellectual life, culture, politics, and natural resources of the Caribbean region. Examined are 3 traditional festivals: Jonkonnu, a street masquerade held at Christmastime in Jamaica; Carnival on the island of Trinidad, celebrated at the beginning of the Christian season of Lent; and Hosay, an Islamic festival celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and other Caribbean islands.
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