A Hindu Wedding in Plum Mitan

Deep in the countryside of Trinidad, the tassa drums rang out as a large procession of mainly women walked along the semi-dark country road. It is Friday night in the village of Plum Mitan, not just an ordinary Friday night, but a big wedding is on Sunday and tonight is Maticoor night. It is the wedding of two Plum Mitan residents, Hansraj Ramlal and Annesa Bissram, and in the typical Hindu tradition, the wedding is an elaborate, religious and celebratory process that involves many people in the community.