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Trinidad and Tobago 2020 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain)
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020
Updated: Monday, May 4, 2020


The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2020.

As usual (2019-01-17, 2018-01-06, 2016-12-29, 2016-01-10, 2014-11-09 and 2012-01-04), the aforementioned announcement of the official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2020, marks the Muslim and Hindu public holidays dates as TBA and states that ("The Muslim festival of Eid–ul–Fitr and the Hindu Festival of Divali are observed as public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago. However, since they are determined by the respective Muslim and Hindu religious organisations, the calendar date for each public holiday varies from year to year. These dates are usually announced one to two weeks prior to their observance each year").

Indeed, the Muslim and Hindu public holidays of Trinidad and Tobago are traditionally announced at the last-minute (2019-10-01, 2019-05-02, 2018-09-22, 2018-06-09, 2018-03-28, 2017-09-20, 2017-05-28, 2016-10-05, 2016-06-22, 2015-06-27, 2014-07-10, 2013-10-16, 2013-07-30, 2013-07-26, 2013-04-04, 2011-10-14, 2011-08-12, 2010-10-10 and 2010-08-20).

The aforementioned list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2020, does not include the 2017 one-off non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, in recognition of the indigenous Amerindian community (2017-07-01, 2017-05-11, 2013-10-15 and 2007-09-02).



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