Mass exodus from Haiti, Martinique & Guadeloupe to Trinidad

White population grows from one hundred (100), to twenty-five hundred (2,500)

Introduction of Mardi Gras (Christmas to Ash Wednesday)

Slave & colored population mushrooms from five hundred (500), to sixteen thousand (16,000)

On plantations, festivals banned

Enslaved Africans established own celebration – Cannes Brulees (Canboulay)

Enslaved Africans introduced own dance (Calinda) & own songs to African drums