2013 Public Holidays
The American Embassy will observe the following United States (US) and Trinidad & Tobago (TT) holidays in 2013
|Jan 1||Tue||New Year's Day||US & TT|
|Jan 21||Mon||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||US|
|Feb 18||Mon||Presidents' Day||US|
|Mar 29||Fri||Good Friday||TT|
|March 30||Sat||Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day||TT|
|Apr 1||Mon||Easter Monday||TT|
|May 27||Mon||Memorial Day||US|
|May 30||Thurs||Indian Arrival Day||TT|
|May 30||Thurs||Corpus Christi (to be observed on May 31)||TT|
|Jun 19||Wed||Labour Day||TT|
|July 4||Thurs||Independence Day||US|
|Aug 1||Thurs||Emancipation Day||TT|
|Aug 9||Fri||Eid-ul-Fitr *||TT|
|Aug 31||Sat||Independence Day||TT|
|Sep 2||Mon||Labor Day||US|
|Sep 24||Tue||Republic Day||TT|
|Oct 14||Mon||Columbus Day||US|
|Nov 2||Sat||Divali *||TT|
|Nov 11||Mon||Veterans' Day||US|
|Nov 28||Thurs||Thanksgiving Day||US|
|Dec 25||Wed||Christmas Day||US & TT|
|Dec 26||Thurs||Boxing Day||TT|
Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, Februry 11 and Tuesday, February 12, 2013. 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 2013 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).