Traditions and Customs

Customs and traditions vary according to the people and places that make up each neighborhood or town, among the most significant in Trinidad are:

  • Trinitarian Crafts

  • Pottery

    The rich history of pottery in Trinidad dates back to the mid-19th century with the establishment of a workshop owned by Don Segundino Santander. A variety of utilitarian and decorative objects came from the skillful hands of the artisans, who transmitted their knowledge to successive generations. Today, the Santander family keeps the tradition alive. Beautiful fired clay pieces can be acquired in the workshops of a new generation of artists.

  • Fiber fabrics

    In pieces of Aboriginal ceramics, traces of fiber fabrics created by our first settlers appear. This testifies to the antiquity of the technique. Jabas, hats, mats, purses, and many other wonders are made by generations of Trinidadians who offer their products in workshops and fairs in the historic center areas.

  • Lingerie

    It is one of the traditions inherited from the Spanish metropolis, practiced by women in the family environment, more than to mitigate leisure, to fulfill urgent domestic requirements. It was the time when garments for domestic service and clothing were not received with the necessary fluidity from the peninsula. Trinidadian lingerie presents characteristic or distinctive features as one of the expressions of the city's traditional popular culture, which makes it part of its intangible heritage.

  • Craft markets

    Several galleries and artisan markets are found in the city, where garments in randa, mesh, tatting, made by local artisans, are offered.