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Official Public Holidays 2016


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 2016 are listed below.  Also described below are several important notes that you should keep in mind regarding Trinidad and Tobago's official public holidays.




2016 Official Public Holidays

2016 Official Public Holidays
JANUARY
1st - New Year's Day
FEBRUARY

MARCH
25th Good Friday

28th Easter Monday

30th Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day

APRIL
 
MAY
26th Corpus Christi

30th Indian Arrival Day
JUNE
19th Labour Day

JULY

6th Eid-Ul-Fitr

AUGUST
1st Emancipation Day

31st Independence Day

 

SEPTEMBER
 

24th Republic Day

OCTOBER

 29th   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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