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Official Public Holidays 2012-2014


Public holidays are authorised by law and limit work or official business on those dates.  Therefore all government offices, banks, and most businesses are closed on public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago.

The official public holidays being celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago during 2012, 2013 and 2014 are listed below.  Also described below are several important notes that you should keep in mind regarding Trinidad and Tobago's official public holidays.




2012 Official Public Holidays

2012 Official Public Holidays
JANUARY
1st New Year's Day
FEBRUARY
MARCH
30th Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day
APRIL
6th Good Friday
9th Easter Monday
MAY
30th Indian Arrival Day
JUNE
7th Corpus Christi
19th Labour Day
JULY
AUGUST
1st Emancipation Day

20th Eid-ul-Fitr

31st Independence Day

SEPTEMBER

24th Republic Day
OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

13th Divali

DECEMBER
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day

* TBA = To Be Announced

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2013 Official Public Holidays

2013 Official Public Holidays
JANUARY
1st - New Year's Day
FEBRUARY
MARCH

29th Good Friday

30th Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day

APRIL
1st Easter Monday

MAY

30th Corpus Christi

30th Indian Arrival Day

JUNE

19th Labour Day
JULY
AUGUST
1st Emancipation Day

9th Eid-Ul-Fitr

31st Independence Day

SEPTEMBER
24th Republic Day

OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
2nd Divali
DECEMBER
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day

* TBA = To Be Announced

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2014 Official Public Holidays

2014 Official Public Holidays
JANUARY
1st - New Year's Day
FEBRUARY
MARCH
30th Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day
APRIL
18th Good Friday
21st Easter Monday
MAY
30th Indian Arrival Day
JUNE
19th Corpus Christi

19th Labour Day

TBA Eid-Ul-Fitr

JULY

AUGUST
1st Emancipation Day
31st Independence Day

 

SEPTEMBER

24th Republic Day

OCTOBER

TBA* Divali
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
25th Christmas Day
26th Boxing Day

* TBA = To Be Announced

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Important Notes about Public Holidays

Please note the following:

  • At the discretion of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, any other date may also be declared a public holiday.
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday are observed as public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago. However since they are determined by the Christian calendar, the date for each public holiday varies from year to year.
  • 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. Divali is usually celebrated in October or November of each year.
  • 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.
  • Most businesses are closed on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, even though these days are not public holidays. Please follow the link in the See Also section for more information on Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival.

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