2014 Public Holidays
The American Embassy will observe the following United States (US) and Trinidad & Tobago (TT) holidays in 2014
|January 1||Wednesday||New Year's Day||US & TT|
|January 20||Monday||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||US|
|February 17||Monday||Presidents' Day||US|
|March 30||Sunday||Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day (to be observed March 31)||TT|
|April 18||Friday||Good Friday||TT|
|April 21||Monday||Easter Monday||TT|
|May 26||Monday||Memorial Day||US|
|May 30||Friday||Indian Arrival Day||TT|
|June 19||Thursday||Labour Day||TT|
|June 19||Thursday||Corpus Christi (to be observed June 20)||TT|
|July 4||Friday||Independence Day||US|
|July 28||Monday||Eid-ul-Fitr (TBC)*||TT|
|August 1||Friday||Emancipation Day||TT|
|August 31||Sunday||Independence Day (to be observed September 1)||TT|
|September 1||Monday||Labor Day||US|
|September 24||Wednesday||Republic Day||TT|
|October 13||Monday||Columbus Day||US|
|October 23||Thursday||Divali (TBC)*||TT|
|November 11||Tuesday||Veterans' Day||US|
|November 27||Thursday||Thanksgiving Day||US|
|December 25||Thursday||Christmas Day||US & TT|
|December 26||Friday||Boxing Day||TT|
Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4, 2014. 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 2014 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).