EVENTS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN TRINIDAD
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A full two weeks of celebrations beginning the week before Borough Day with mas, pan, parties and even J'ouvert to celebrate Point Fortin's 41st year as a Borough.
Commonly referred to as "Eid" is the most widely recognized Islamic observance in Trinidad and Tobago. Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is celebrated in homes and mosques throughout the country.
This feast centres around the La Divina Pastora statue (Spanish for "Holy Shepherdess") in the southern small town of Siparia, Trinidad on the third Sunday after Easter.
Indian Arrival Day commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack. The Fatel Razack brought not only a new labour force to assist in the economic development of Trinidad, but also a new people with a new culture.
In Trinidad and Tobago Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) is a Christian feast celebrating the Holy Eucharist. The feast which is primarily celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the death and resurrection of Christ with Mass or Communion whereby, Christians partake in a representation of Christ's body and blood.
In Trinidad and Tobago Labour Day was declared an annual national holiday in 1973. Celebrated on June 19th, it is the anniversary of the day of the Butler Oilfield Riots which took place in 1937.
In Trinidad and Tobago, we don't have a summer break, but what we do have is JAVA.
On August 1, 1838, the enslaved Africans throughout the British Empire in the Caribbean were freed from slavery. In Trinidad and Tobago August 1, 1985, Emancipation Day was declared a national holiday and has since grown into a major national festival, where thousands of people participate in various activities.
This day commemorates Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Britain in 1962. At midnight on 30th August 1962, the Union Jack (British flag) was lowered and the Trinidad and Tobago flag was raised for the first time.
Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1st, 1976. The event is celebrated as a public holiday on September 24th because this is the date when the first Parliament met under the new Republican Constitution.