Festival of Santa Rosa begins next week

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Next week, the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community will begin activities for the 233rd Annual Celebration of the Festival of Santa Rosa.

It starts at 6am on 1st August with a Cannon Blast and Smoke Ceremony, to be held at the Community’s Headquarters at #7 Paul Mitchell Street, Arima.

The Celebration of the Santa Rosa Festival of Santa Rosa is central to the lives of the First Peoples and is the oldest continuously celebrated event in Trinidad’s history since 1786.

It also serves to build awareness across the nation, and interested members of the general public are being invited to participate.