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New Year's Day
Trinidad and Tobago

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

In Trinidad and Tobago, it takes a whole month to let the old year go and welcome the new year in! From Christmas Day to Boxing Day to New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day, you have four holidays in the midst of a near-constant month-long celebration frenzy.

Much of the month is spent in preparation for the various festive events, the first round of which takes place around Christmas and the second round of which occurs around 1 January.

On New Year’s Eve, you come to the culminating day of an extended period of partying. Parties erupt everywhere, both public and private. There is much loud music, dancing in the streets, indulging in delicious foods, and spending time with family and friends. There is also a lot of drinking and the like that goes on in Trinidad and Tobago this time of year.

By the time you get to the first day of the year, people are pretty exhausted. Some continue to party for one last day or head to the local beaches. Others spend the day relaxing at home and recovering!

Previous Years

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