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Venom Carnival - Bombax

Venom Carnival - Bombax

Venom Carnival - Bombax

  • Venom Carnival
  • Aug 05, 2017 09:00 am - Aug 05, 2017 06:00 pm
  • Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard,15 Saskatchewan Road,toronto,ontario,canada

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Our sub-theme "BOMBAX" was based on the Bombax Ceiba, a tropical tree, native to Western Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and South East Asia, also known as the Cotton Tree or Red Silk Cotton Tree because of the beautiful cup-shaped red flowers it produces.
 
In Caribbean Folklore and some West Indian myths, the Silk Cotton Tree is a notorious symbol of the spirit world where one can find supernatural beings...for this reason, some fear cutting the Silk Cotton Tree, with it’s soft wooden trunk (covered in spikes to deter animal attacks) as these spirits may be released as a result.
The Red Silk tree produces flowers with white capsules that contain cotton-like fibres when ripe it can grow to up to 60m, but is often about 20m in height.

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