2016 Public Holidays
The American Embassy will observe the following United States (US) and Trinidad & Tobago (TT) holidays in 2016
|January 1||Friday||New Year's Day||US & TT|
|January 18||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||US|
|February 15||Monday||Presidents' Day||US|
|March 25||Friday||Good Friday||TT|
|March 28||Monday||Easter Monday||TT|
|March 30||Wednesday||Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day||TT|
|May 26||Thursday||Corpus Christi||TT|
|May 30||Monday||Memorial Day||US|
|May 30||Monday||Indian Arrival Day||TT|
|June 19||Sunday||Labour Day (holiday Monday, June 20)||TT|
|July 4||Monday||Independence Day||US|
|July 7||Thursday||Eid-ul-Fitr (TBC)*||TT|
|August 1||Monday||Emancipation Day||TT|
|August 31||Wednesday||Independence Day||TT|
|September 5||Monday||Labor Day||US|
|September 24||Saturday||Republic Day||TT|
|October 10||Monday||Columbus Day||US|
|October 30||Sunday||Divali (TBC)*||TT|
|November 11||Friday||Veterans' Day||US|
|November 24||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||US|
|December 25||Sunday||Christmas Day (holiday Monday, December 26)||US & TT|
|December 26||Monday||Boxing Day (holiday Tuesday, December 27)||TT|
Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9, 2016. 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 2016 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).