Celebrating the King of Fruits in Style!
The 15th annual Trinidad and Tobago Mango Festival took place on July 1st at the JFK Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine. This celebration brought together enthusiasts of mangoes, known as “Mangophiles,” to honor the king of fruits.
What began as a local celebration has evolved into an international festival, attracting mango lovers from various parts of the world. This year, the festival incorporated a conference element, indicating its growth and significance.
The event spanned from 9 am to 5 pm and showcased mangoes in all their diversity – different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and fragrances were highlighted. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about grafting techniques and methods to cultivate their own mango plants. Local artisans displayed their creative products made from mangoes, showcasing the versatility of the fruit. Moreover, the festival emphasized the health benefits and nutritional value of mangoes.
Prominent speakers graced the event, including Mrs. Gia Gaspard Taylor, President of NRWPTT, Senator The Honorable Avinash Singh, and Professor Mark Wuddivira. Their insights enriched attendees’ understanding of mangoes and related topics.
The festival provided a platform for patrons to connect with fellow mango enthusiasts, fostering a sense of community and shared passion. Attendees immersed themselves in the mango season, relishing the opportunity to sample various types of mangoes and mango-based products.
In conclusion, the 15th Trinidad and Tobago Mango Festival was a vibrant and educational celebration of mangoes, uniting people who adore this luscious fruit. As the festival continues to grow and expand its horizons, it creates an avenue for people to deepen their appreciation for mangoes and explore innovative ways to enjoy and utilize them.