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Trinidad and Tobago

Holidays & Observances in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is a country made up of two islands in the Caribbean. It is a very diverse country, made up of descendants of former African slaves, indigenous peoples, descendants of former indentured servants from India, and Europeans. The most common religions are Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. Because of the diverse nature of the country, few holidays are celebrated by all the people. Holidays that are widely celebrated are enthusiastic affairs with colorful traditions. Carnival is one of the most important of all the celebrations. Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebration is widely considered the best in the Caribbean.

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Maha Shivaratri Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holi Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Emancipation Day Public
Raksha Bandhan Religious/Beliefs Hinduism
Diwali Religious/Beliefs Hinduism