2018 Trinidad Calendar With Holidays

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago officially recognizes a number of holidays and celebrations from most represented groups. The following holidays are those that are officially observed in Trinidad and Tobago:[1]

Muslim holidays use the lunar cycle based off of the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia. Hindu based holidays use the calendar most associated with the Northern India region. Holidays for both of these religions may be celebrated a day later in Trinidad and Tobago. 2018 Calendar With Holidays In Trinidad And Tobago. Calendar is known as a method to mention a time (such because example). These kinds of names are called calendar dates. This date might be in line with the movements of heavenly bodies like the sun and moon. Public holiday: Aug 31: Monday: Independence Day: Public holiday: Sep 22: Tuesday: September Equinox: Season: Sep 24: Thursday: Republic Day: Public holiday: Nov 14: Saturday: Diwali/Deepavali: Public holiday: Dec 21: Monday: December Solstice: Season: Dec 24: Thursday: Christmas Eve: Observance: Dec 25: Friday: Christmas Day. Public holiday: Saturday: 22 September: September Equinox: Season: Monday: 24 September: Republic Day: Public holiday: Wednesday: 07 November: Diwali/Deepavali: Public holiday: Friday: 21 December: December Solstice: Season: Monday: 24 December: Christmas Eve: Observance: Tuesday: 25 December: Christmas Day: Public holiday: Wednesday: 26 December: Boxing Day: Public holiday: Monday: 31.

Public Holidays[edit]

DateEnglish NameRemarks
1 JanuaryNew Year's DayThe celebration of the first day of the Gregorian Calendar.
VariableEasterGood Friday and Easter Sunday (both Christian days marking the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ respectively) are both public holidays. When holidays fall on a Sunday, the Monday is given as a public holiday. Therefore, 'Easter Monday', the Monday following Easter Sunday, is a public holiday.
30 MarchSpiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation DayFirst country in the world to recognise the Spiritual Baptist faith with a national holiday
VariableCorpus ChristiChristian feast in honour of the Holy Eucharist
30 MayIndian Arrival DayThe first country in the world to recognise East-Indian indentureship, though Indian laborers were indentured all over the world, including the Caribbean, Oceania, Indian Ocean, and Eastern Africa.
19 JuneLabour DayMarks the labour uprising on 19 June 1937 which is generally recognised as the start of the modern trade union movement in Trinidad and Tobago.
1 AugustEmancipation DayRecognizing emancipation from slavery.
31 AugustIndependence DayThe day Trinidad and Tobago declared independence from the British
24 SeptemberRepublic DayCelebrating the day Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic.
VariableEid al-FitrEnd of Ramadan. Locally taken as an official recognition of Islam. It is one of the most important holidays on the Islamic calendar and is the most widely and publicly celebrated Muslim holiday in the country followed closely by Eid al-Adha (which is not an official holiday in the country).
VariableDivaliThe Hindu festival of lights. It celebrates Lord Rama's (a Hindu god) return to his kingdom from 14 years exile. This festival also acknowledges the Goddess Lakshmi (a Hindu goddess) who represents wealth and prosperity.
25 DecemberChristmas DayThe Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
26 DecemberBoxing DayA Commonwealth gift-giving traditional holiday.

2018 Calendar With Federal Holidays

Carnival Dates[edit]

The table shows a list of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival dates from 2009 to 2020.[2]

March 2018 calendar with holidays
Calendar YearCarnival MondayCarnival Tuesday
2009February 23February 24
2010February 15February 16
2011March 7March 8
2012February 20February 21
2013February 11February 12
2014March 3March 4
2015February 16February 17
2016February 8February 9
2017February 27February 28
2018February 12February 13
2019March 4March 5
2020February 24February 25

Special Holidays[edit]

  • Muslim schools get a day off on Eid-al-Adha every year and some businesses close on this day.
  • On the 13th of October 2017, the government declared this day a public holiday (First Peoples' Day) but was only declared a public holiday for the year 2017 only.

Calendar For 2018 With Holidays


  1. ^Official Public Holidays 2009-2011, Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal
  2. ^Trinidad Carnival Dates

See also[edit]

  • Trinidad and Tobago portal
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Public_holidays_in_Trinidad_and_Tobago&oldid=979207573'
DateHolidayDayDays to go
January 1 2018New Year's DayMonday-
January 15 2018Martin Luther King DayMonday-
January 24 2018Belly Laugh DayWednesday-
February 2 2018Groundhog DayFriday-
February 12 2018Lincoln's BirthdayMonday-
February 13 2018Mardi Gras Carnival
February 14 2018Valentine's DayWednesday-
February 19 2018Presidents Day and Washington's BirthdayMonday-
March 11 2018Daylight Saving
March 17 2018St. Patrick's DaySaturday-
March 30 2018Good FridayFriday-
April 1 2018April Fool's DaySunday-
April 1 2018EasterSunday-
April 2 2018Easter MondayMonday-
April 22 2018Earth DaySunday-
May 5 2018Cinco de MayoSaturday-
May 13 2018Mother's DaySunday-
May 19 2018Armed Forces DaySaturday-
May 20 2018PentecostSunday-
May 21 2018Pentecost MondayMonday-
May 28 2018Memorial DayMonday-
June 14 2018Flag DayThursday-
June 17 2018Father's DaySunday-
July 4 2018Independence DayWednesday-
July 22 2018Parents' DaySunday-
September 3 2018Labor DayMonday-
September 9 2018Grandparents' DaySunday-
September 11 2018Patriot Day or September 11thTuesday-
September 16 2018Stepfamily DaySunday-
September 17 2018Citizenship DayMonday-
September 28 2018Native American DayFriday-
October 8 2018Columbus DayMonday-
October 16 2018Boss's DayTuesday-
October 20 2018Sweetest DaySaturday-
October 31 2018HalloweenWednesday-
November 4 2018Daylight Saving
November 11 2018Veterans' DaySunday-
November 22 2018ThanksgivingThursday-
November 23 2018Black FridayFriday-
November 26 2018Cyber MondayMonday-
December 7 2018Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayFriday-
December 25 2018Christmas DayTuesday-
December 31 2018New Year's EveMonday-