Culture & Identity of Trinidad & Tobago
The culture in Trinidad & Tobago is heavily based on ethnicity, religion, and
history as the country is fairly diverse and each ethnic group has different traditions
and customs. The way of life is just as diverse as it seems there is no regular
in Trinidad & Tobago.
Trinidad & Tobago is an oddity in that nearly the entire population lives in
more rural areas, but few work in agriculture. Most people work in the services
sector, but there are a great number of jobs in other fields as well. Many of these
occupations help contribute to the daily routine, but so does the many individual
Many jobs provide a set schedule, giving many people a daily routine, but other
jobs have inconsistent hours, especially some services jobs in rural areas, and
others, like farming are based on the weather and other things out of the people's
control, meaning there is no real set routine.
Like the varied schedule jobs provide, the way of life in other ways is just as
unpredictable. Many of the Indians have dietary restrictions as most free time is
spent with family, many of the Europeans live a life that more closely reflects
that of the North America or Europe, and many of the Africans maintain a lifestyle
that mirrors that of much of the Caribbean.