Consular Section Closures
Public Holidays and Consular Section Closures 2011
The U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain's Consular Section is closed on weekends, on the following United States (US) and Trinidad & Tobago (TT) holidays in 2011 and on the last Wednesday of every month.
When the embassy is closed, American citizens should call 622-6371 in the event of an emergency.
|Jan 1||Sat||New Year's Day||US & TT|
|Jan 17||Mon||Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday||US|
|Feb 21||Mon||Presidents' Day||US|
Spiritual Baptist (Shouter) Liberation Day
|May 30||Mon||Indian Arrival Day||TT|
|May 30||Mon||Memorial Day||US|
|Jun 19||Sun||Labor Day||TT|
|Jun 23||Thur||Corpus Christi||TT|
|Jul 4||Mon||Independence Day||US|
|Aug 1||Mon||Emancipation Day||TT|
|Aug 31||Wed||Independence Day||TT|
|Sep 5||Mon||Labor Day||US|
|Sep 24||Sat||Republic Day||TT|
|Oct 10||Mon||Columbus Day||US|
|Nov 11||Fri||Veterans' Day||US|
|Nov 24||Thurs||Thanksgiving Day||US|
|Dec 25||Sun||Christmas Day||US & TT|
|Dec 26||Mon||Boxing Day||TT|
Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8. 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 but are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, October 26 respectively.
Local law establishes , 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 nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).