Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Trinidad and Tobago. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day Holiday|
|30 Mar||Thu||Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|30 May||Tue||Indian Arrival Day|
|15 Jun||Thu||Corpus Christi|
|19 Jun||Mon||Labour Day|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid Ul-Fitr|
|1 Aug||Tue||Emancipation Day|
|31 Aug||Thu||Independence Day|
|24 Sep||Sun||Republic Day|
|25 Sep||Mon||Republic Day Holiday|
|18 Oct||Wed||Divali *|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day|
Holidays are regulated under the Public Holidays and Festivals Act of 1872 which has only been amended one time to include an additional date of celebration. This Act establishes all of the national holidays, provides the Prime Minister with the right to add one-time holidays throughout the year if necessary, and allows holidays that occur on a Sunday to be celebrated on the following Monday. In addition, this Act states that if two holidays occur on the same date, an additional day of recognition can be added.
The Labor Laws of Trinidad and Tobago provide all employees with a paid day off for nationally recognised holidays. If employees are required to work during a national holiday due to their job position, they must be provided with a paid day off in lieu of the holiday.
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 due to the International Date Line.
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