The American Embassy will observe the following United States (US) and Trinidad & Tobago (TT) holidays in 2012
|Jan 1||Sun||New Year's Day||US & TT|
|Jan 16||Mon||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||US|
|Feb 20||Mon||Presidents' Day||US|
|Mar 30||Fri||Spiritual Baptist (Shouter) Liberation
|Apr 6||Fri||Good Friday||TT|
|Apr 9||Mon||Easter Monday||TT|
|May 28||Mon||Memorial Day||US|
|May 30||Wed||Indian Arrival Day||TT|
|Jun 7||Thurs||Corpus Christi||TT|
|Jun 19||Tue||Labour Day||TT|
|July 4||Wed||Independence Day||US|
|Aug 1||Wed||Emancipation Day||TT|
|Aug 31||Fri||Independence Day||TT|
|Sep 3||Mon||Labor Day||US|
|Sep 24||Mon||Republic Day||TT|
|Oct 8||Mon||Columbus Day||US|
|Nov 12||Mon||Veterans' Day||US|
|Nov 22||Thurs||Thanksgiving Day||US|
|Dec 25||Tue||Christmas Day||US & TT|
|Dec 26||Wed||Boxing Day||TT|
Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, Februry 20 and Tuesday, February 21. These dates are not considered official public holidays; however, the Embassy will be closed on these two days.
The Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr and the Hindu festival of Divali are religious public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago. Where the public holiday is a religious observance, the date is selected in accordance with the particular religious calendar. The actual dates for 2011 will be announced closer to that time.
In Trinidad and Tobago, when a public holiday falls on a Sunday, or where two public holidays fall on the same day, the following day that is not a public holiday shall be declared a public holiday.
U.S. Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes, when a holiday falls on a non-workday - Saturday or Sunday - the holiday is usually observed on the Friday before (if the holiday falls on Saturday), or on the following Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday).