Trinidad and Tobago Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Trinidad and Tobago or officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country situated off the northern edge of the South American mainland, lying just 11 kilometres off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and 130 kilometres south of Grenada
  • Roman Catholics is the largest religious group in Trinidad and Tobago, Hindus were the second largest group, while the Pentecostal/Evangelical/Full Gospel denominations were the third largest group in terms of population
  • English is the country’s official language, but the main spoken language is either of two English-based creole languages (Trinidadian Creole or Tobagonian Creole), which reflects the Amerindian, European, African, and Asian heritage of the nation
  • Public Holidays in Trinidad and Tobago are regulated under the Public Holidays and Festivals Act of 1872
  • The Labor Laws required employers to provide employees with paid day off for all nationally recognize holidays
  • If an employee required to work during national public holiday, s/he must be provided with a paid day off in lieu of the holiday
  • Muslim and Hindu celebration will have different date each year as date are calculated base on lunar cycle
  • Religious holidays in Trinidad and Tobago may celebrate a day later due to the International Date Line
  • If a public holiday falls on a Sunday,  following Monday will observe as a holiday
  • If two public holidays fall on the same day, the following work day is observed as a public holiday


1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
27 FebMonCarnival Monday - The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago. The event is well known for participants' colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations. Not official public holidays, however government offices, schools, banks and many other businesses are usually closed on these days
28 FebTueCarnival Tuesday - Most businesses are closed
30 MarThursSpiritual Baptist Day - Commemorates the repeal on 30 March 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith. First country in the world to recognise the Spiritual Baptist faith with a national holiday
14 AprFriGood Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
16 AprSunEaster Day - Also known as Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
30 MayTueIndian Arrival Day - Commemorating the arrival of people from the Indian subcontinent to that nation as indentured labour brought by British colonial authorities and their agents. First country in the world to recognise East-Indian indentureship
15 JunThursCorpus Christi - Christian feast in honour of the Holy Eucharist. Second Thursday after Whitsun
19 JunMonLabor Day - Commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement
26 JunMonEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan) - Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief
1 AugTueEmancipation Day - Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834
31 AugThursIndependence Day - Gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962
25 SeptMonRepublic Day - Became Republic on the 1st of August,1976, when the first parliament met under the Republican Constitution
19 OctThursDeepavali (Dewali) - Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere)
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - A Commonwealth gift-giving traditional holiday. The original concept of Boxing Day was to open wooden box or clay containers where people placed gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
16 FebMonCarnival Monday - Most businesses are closed
17 FebTueCarnival Monday - Most businesses are closed
18 FebWedAsh Wednesday
30 MarMonSpiritual Baptist Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprSunEaster Day
6 AprMonEaster Monday
30 MaySatIndian Arrival Day
4 JunThursCorpus Christi
19 JunFriLabor Day
18 JulSatEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
1 AugSatEmancipation Day
31 AugMonIndependence Day
24 SeptThursRepublic Day
10 NovTueDiwali - Deepavali
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
8 FebMonCarnival Monday - Most businesses are closed
9 FebTueCarnival Monday - Most businesses are closed
10 FebWedAsh Wednesday
25 MarFriGood Friday
27 MarSunEaster Day
28 MarMonEaster Monday
30 MarWedSpiritual Baptist Day
26 MayThursCorpus Christi
30 MayMonIndian Arrival Day
19 JunSunLabor Day
20 JunMonLabor Day - reserved
6 JulWedEid Al Fitr - End of Ramadan
1 AugMonEmancipation Day
31 AugWedIndependence Day
24 SeptSatRepublic Day
30 OctSunDiwali - Deepavali
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueChristmas Holiday

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
12 FebMonCarnival Monday (Most businesses are closed)
13 FebTueCarnival Tuesday (Most businesses are closed)
30 MarFriSpiritual Baptist Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
1 AprSunEaster Day
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
30 MayWedIndian Arrival Day
31 MayThursCorpus Christi (Second Thursday after Whitsun)
15 JunFriEid Al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
19 JunTueLabor Day
1 AugWedEmancipation Day (Slavery in the British Empire ended on 1 August 1834)
31 AugFriIndependence Day
24 SeptMonRepublic Day (observed)
7 NovWedDiwali (Deepavali)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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