I am Jamaican, I was raised here in Miami. I have no carnival experience beyond Miami's carnival. Here in Miami it's a melting pot, u can find pretty much any & every culture, my favorite thing about the M.I.A. Caribbean people.. we r plentiful here, which I think is great. We have a carnival every year in Oct. It use to b a lot better than it is now. I dated a Trini girl for over a decade, her family use to tell me "Dennis.. there is no better carnival than the 1 from back home" & I was always under the impression that carnival was crated by TnT & it was just a celebration where people just get together & have some fun. Had no idea it had any significance besides ass steering & wishing. My favorite thing about carnival, is just to see people from different neck of the woods just coming together & having a good time. & the women, lets not talk about how beautiful they are. Caribbean people, we r so colorful & gorgeous, many different races. "Out of many one people" if heaven is like a carnival where we are all together as one & just having a good time, that's where I need to b, in carnival heaven.