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Trinidad and Tobago Divali 2020 Public Holiday November 14

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain)
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020


The communications division of the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that President Paula Mae-Weekes had declared Saturday, November 14, 2020, as a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, on account of the upcoming 2020 Divali annual public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Divali public holiday of Trinidad and Tobago had been included in the official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2020, which was released by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago earlier this year (2020-01-03).

But, as usual (2019-01-17, 2018-01-06, 2016-12-29, 2016-01-10, 2014-11-09 and 2012-01-04), the initial list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2020, marked the Muslim and Hindu public holidays dates as TBA (to be announced) as these are traditionally announced at the last-minute (2019-10-01, 2019-05-02, 2019-01-17, 2018-09-22, 2018-06-09, 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).

Contrary to last year, when the following Monday was declared a day in lieu public holiday, this year the Ministry of Communications specified that "As the holiday falls on a Saturday, Monday will be a normal working day. Under the act (Public Holidays and Festivals Act, Chapter 19:05) where a public holiday falls on a Sunday or where two public holidays fall on the same day, the next following day that (apart from this subsection) is not a public holiday shall be a public holiday.".



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