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Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Fri Arrival Day
Thu Corpus Christi Day
Fri Labour Day Holiday
Tue Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Fri Emancipation Day
Sun Independence Day
Mon Independence Day Holiday
Wed Republic Day
Wed Diwali
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

10 Jul 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday July 29 (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Public Utilities Minister, Nizam Baksh, has announced that Tuesday, July 29, 2014, had been announced as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago in 2014.  03 Jun 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday June 20 (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Communications Minister, Vasant Bharath, has announced that Friday, June 20, 2014, would be another one-off non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, due to the coincidence of the Feast of Corpus Christi public holiday and the Labour Day annual public holidays of Trinidad and Tobago in 2014.  14 Apr 2014 Trinidad and Tobago 2014 Easter Public Holidays (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has updated its previously-released list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago by proclaiming the dates of the upcoming annual non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for Good Friday, Easter, and Corpus Christi 2014.  07 Dec 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Mandela Holiday (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has announced in the House of Representatives that Mandela Day will be announced by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, next year, to celebrate the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela.  16 Oct 2013 Trinidad and Tobago 2013 Divali Public Holiday Announced (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that Saturday, November 2, 2013, would be the date of the upcoming Divali public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.  15 Oct 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Carib Public Holiday (The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian-Port of Spain) The Carib community of Trinidad and Tobago has also asked for a new annual non-working public holiday to be declared in Trinidad and Tobago to commemorate the Caribs, as the first people to live in Trinidad and Tobago.  30 Jul 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday Date Accepted (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The president of Trinidad and Tobago's Anjuman Sunnat Ul Jamaat Association (ASJA), Yacoob Ali, has announced that the recently-announced date of Friday, August 9, 2013, as the official date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago in conjunction with Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), was "acceptable".  26 Jul 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Eid Public Holiday August 9 (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) Trinidad and Tobago's Communication Minister, Jamal Mohammed, has announced that the Cabinet had decided to declare Friday, August 9, 2013, as the official date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago in conjunction with Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).  09 May 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday May 31 (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Communications Minister, Jamal Mohammed, has announced that Friday, May 31, 2013, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, due to the coincidence of the Feast of Corpus Christi public holiday and the Arrival Day public holiday in 2013.  02 May 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Declares July 5 Holiday (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, through its Minister of Community Development, Winston Peters, has announced that beginning this year, July 5 would be observed as Community Development Day in Trinidad and Tobago.  04 Jan 2012 Trinidad and Tobago 2012-2013-2014 Public Holidays Announced (Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal-Port of Spain) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released the official list of 2012, 2013, and 2014, non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Trinidad and Tobago public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The list and dates of official public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago are regulated by The Public Holidays And Festivals Act, Chapter. 19:05 (An Act relating to Public Holidays and Festivals) of 1872 as most recently amended in 2003.  Weekend Public Holidays: When a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday immediately following. When two public holidays fall on the same day, the following day is also given as a public holiday.  Carnival: Most businesses are closed on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, even though these days are not public holidays.  Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on May 30th, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May1845. While this event was celebrated among the Est Indian community in Trinidad and Tobago for many years, it was not until 1994 that it was made an official public holiday, when it was called Arrival Day. In 1995 it was re-named Indian Arrival Day .  Diwali is a public holiday since 1966. One of the highlights of the Diwali celebrations here is the staging of the nine-day Diwali Nagar, which attracts over 100,000 people every year. As the choice of the name Diwali (rather than Deepavali) suggests, the public holiday's date calculation in Trinidad and Tobago follows Norther Indian practice, aligning its date with that of India, rather than that of other countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, whose Indian emigrants came predominently from the Southern parts of India, and often celebrate Deepavali a day earlier.  March 30 was declared a public holiday in 1996, by former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, in honour of Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day .  The Labour Day public holiday is celebrated, in Trinidad and Tobago, on June 19, rather than the usual May 1st, to commemorate the June 19th, 1937, revolt general strike .  One-Off Public Holidays: At the discretion of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, any other date may also be declared a public holiday.  Trinidad and Tobago International Codes TT and TTO (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .tt (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Trinidad and Tobago information and news: Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Trinidad and Tobago maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Trinidad and Tobago), and Wikipedia (includes Trinidad and Tobago commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Trinidad and Tobago, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Trinidad and Tobago, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Trinidad and Tobago. For more information, see our pages on the religious calendars of the world.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Trinidad and Tobago were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules). For more details on Muslim holidays, see Muslim Calendar Holidays. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Trinidad and Tobago, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Trinidad and Tobago, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Trinidad and Tobago, before planning any trip to Trinidad and Tobago. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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