2015 Public Holidays
The American Embassy will observe the following United States (US) and Trinidad & Tobago (TT) holidays in 2015
|January 1||Thursday||New Year's Day||US & TT|
|January 19||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||US|
|February 16||Monday||Presidents' Day||US|
|March 30||Monday||Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day||TT|
|April 3||Friday||Good Friday||TT|
|April 6||Monday||Easter Monday||TT|
|May 25||Monday||Memorial Day||US|
|May 30||Saturday||Indian Arrival Day||TT|
|June 4||Thursday||Corpus Christi||TT|
|June 19||Friday||Labour Day||TT|
|July 4||Saturday||Independence Day (Embassy closed on Friday July 3)||US|
|July 18||Saturday||Eid-ul-Fitr (TBC)*||TT|
|August 1||Saturday||Emancipation Day||TT|
|August 31||Monday||Independence Day||TT|
|September 7||Monday||Labor Day||US|
|September 24||Thursday||Republic Day||TT|
|October 12||Monday||Columbus Day||US|
|November 11||Wednesday||Divali (TBC)*||TT|
|November 11||Wednesday||Veterans' Day||US|
|November 26||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||US|
|December 25||Friday||Christmas Day||US & TT|
|December 26||Saturday||Boxing Day||TT|
Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 17, 2015. 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 2015 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).