The National Carnival Commission (NCC) has officially launched Trinidad Carnival 2020.

Photographer Sureash Cholai took these photos at the event on Sunday. If you didn't attend, this is what you missed.

NCC chairman Winston "Gypsy" Peters with a baby doll.

[caption id="attachment_788591" align="alignnone" width="683"] NCC Chairman Winston Gypsy Peters poses with a baby doll carnival character at the launch of carnival 2020 at the Queen's Park Savannah. PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

Sailor mas and other traditional characters

[caption id="attachment_788590" align="alignnone" width="683"] A man portrays Sailor mas. PHOTO by SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_788588" align="alignnone" width="1024"] A traditional fancy Indian mas character. PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788586" align="alignnone" width="683"] A moko jumbie at the Carnival 2020 launch. PHOTO by SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788594" align="alignnone" width="683"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788578" align="alignnone" width="683"] CARNIVAL LAUNCH 2020 PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

The very scary, fire-breathing, (fake) blood-drinking blue devils.

[caption id="attachment_788582" align="alignnone" width="683"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

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Music and dance.

[caption id="attachment_788577" align="alignnone" width="1024"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788579" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Tambu Bamboo. PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI

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Adorable children in costume.

[caption id="attachment_788603" align="alignnone" width="683"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788598" align="alignnone" width="683"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788587" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Launch of carnival 2020 at the Queen's Park Savannah.PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

And colourful, modern costumes.

[caption id="attachment_788596" align="alignnone" width="683"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_788595" align="alignnone" width="683"] PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAI[/caption]

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