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Trinidad and Tobago : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (TTD)
  • Internet domain: .tt - Telephone code: +1-868 - International dialing code: 011 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
    Banks remain open during carnival
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday february 9, 2024Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 12, 2024Carnival (Port-of-Spain only)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday february 13, 2024Carnival (Port-of-Spain only)Secular holiday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday february 19, 2024Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday march 28, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday april 15, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Optional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Indian Arrival DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 31, 2024Indian Arrival DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday july 5, 2024Community Development DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday august 1, 2024EmancipationSecular holiday
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    Saturday august 31, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Carnival (Port-of-Spain only)

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    Monday february 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : banks remain open

    Carnival (Port-of-Spain only)

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    Tuesday february 13, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Monday february 19, 2024
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    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 28, 2024
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day

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    Saturday march 30, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on 30 March. The holiday commemorates the repeal on 30 March 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith. Trinidad and Tobago is the only country in the world that celebrates a public holiday for the Spiritual Baptist faith. [Wikipedia]

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Optional holiday

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. Not a paid holiday - Hinduist community only

    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

    Indian Arrival Day

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the arrival of the first indentured laborers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack (alternatively, Fath-al-Razzaq). It was first celebrated in 1945 in conjunction with the hundredth anniversary of Indian arrival.

    Indian Arrival Day

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    Friday may 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the arrival of the first indentured laborers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack (alternatively, Fath-al-Razzaq). It was first celebrated in 1945 in conjunction with the hundredth anniversary of Indian arrival.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Labour Day

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : Labour Day was declared an annual national holiday in 1973. It is the anniversary of the day of the Butler Oilfield Riots which took place in 1937.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 28, 2024
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    Community Development Day

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    Friday july 5, 2024
    Culture : Focussing on all aspects of community development, the work of the ministry and all its stakeholders across Trinidad and Tobago

    Emancipation

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, 1834.

    Independence Day

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    Saturday august 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1962