2014/2015
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






Dates in red are public holidays
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice
2014
December 1st - International World National AIDS Day

1st - A special parang soca showcase entitled Christmas Startime at the the De Nu Pub (The Mas Camp), Woodbrook. Featuring Baron, Crazy, Denyse Plummer and Kenny J.

3rd - Sunshine Awards at Theatre 1, UTT Campus, Napa, Port-of-Spain. The ceremony will recognise excellence in the performing arts, education, science and sports. Recipients of the awards include Dr Roy Cape, Mighty Shadow, Fitzroy Coleman, Cecil Ward, Nutones Steel Orchestra, Witco Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, Lancelot Layne, William “Bill” Trotman and Baga Rezende.

3rd - Tobago House of Assembly Day

4th - The 6th Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

4th to 7th - Marionettes Chorale's annual Yuletide concert entitled Christmas Peace at Queen’s Hall, Port-of-Spain. Early bookings are recommended for Christmas Peace. Tickets go on sale November 24 at the Queen’s Hall Box Office and from members. All patrons, including children and students with ID, can take advantage of special early-bird discounts available on tickets purchased before November 30. Reservations can be made now by e-mailing: orders@marionetteschorale.com or call 790-1751. Visit www.Facebook.com/MarionettesChorale and the web site at www.marionetteschorale.com.

5th - Fish Fryday at Scarborough Esplande, Tobago. Fish Fryday aims to highlight the Esplanade's tenants who primarily prepare fish and seafood dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

6th to 7th - SAGC Christmas Hamper (golf) at St. Andrew's Golf Club, Maraval.

6th to 12th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

7th - Plymouth Harvest Fest

7th - Kaleidoscope Paints Limited will host its Christmas Treat over 300 underprivileged Children from 120 orphan homes at their KPL Compound in San Juan, (El Socorro South) from 1 pm. Entertainment provided for the children will include an appearance by Santa Claus, clowns, face painting, bouncy castle, and a magic show. Free treats will be served to everyone. Kaleidoscope is inviting members of the public to bring any handicapped, underprivileged or orphans and entire orphan homes to participate in the event. For further information please contact Sandy Joseph, Corporate Communications Officer at KPL Group at 743-1168, 638-2214 Ext 318 or at email: sandy.joseph@kscopepaints.com.

11th to 14th - ASATT Invitational (swimming) at Marlins Swimming Pool Pool, Westmoorings.

11th to 14th - Lydians Christmas Concert entitled "A Magic Christmas Voyage" at Queen's Hall, St Anns. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday 7.30 pm and Saturday and Sunday 6 pm. Tickets are available from Signature 2000, the Normandie, St Ann’s; La Tropicale Flower Shop, Patna Street, St James; Queen’s Hall Box Office; and members of the Lydians.

12th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat. The parade is scheduled to start at 3pm from the Old Market car park.

12th - Into The Red x Vital Vine Ltd presents: Crapaud's Pipe by Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain. Cover: $60, Dress code: Creatively Fashionable, Doors open 7pm. Short Film begins promptly at 8:15pm.

13th - Ray Holman's third annual Christmas concert entitled "Christmas Magic" at the Little Carib Theatre, Corner White and Robert Streets, Woodbrook from 8.30 p.m. Feature performances by Wendell Constantine, Voces Jovenes, Raymond Edwards, the Holy Name Junior Choir under the direction of Ms Dawn Berment and the St Monica’s Junior Choir under the direction of Ms Rosemary Perkins. Tickets for “Christmas Magic” are available now at the Little Carib Theatre Box Office daily from noon 6 p.m. Please call 622-4644 for more information.

13th to 28th - RBC Junior Tennis Competition (Tennis) at Country Club, Maraval.

14th - Ray Holman's third annual Christmas concert entitled "Christmas Magic" at the Little Carib Theatre, Corner White and Robert Streets, Woodbrook from 6 p.m. Feature performances by Wendell Constantine, Voces Jovenes, Raymond Edwards, the Holy Name Junior Choir under the direction of Ms Dawn Berment and the St Monica’s Junior Choir under the direction of Ms Rosemary Perkins. Tickets for “Christmas Magic” are available now at the Little Carib Theatre Box Office daily from noon 6 p.m. Please call 622-4644 for more information.

14th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

15th to 19th - Atelier Arts Workshop at Holistic Primary School, 101 Cascade Main Road, Cascade. In keeping with this year’s theme of Latin America, participants will explore Latin American culture through visual art, music, dance, cuisine and sport. Students will also explore Spanish Language Arts. Activities will be scheduled from 8.30 am to 3 pm daily Supervision will be provided at no extra cost from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $650 plus a registration fee of $100. Students will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment is limited. • For Atelier 2014 registration information call Holistic Music School at 621-0428 or 621-1659.

18th to 19th - We Three Strings: The Concert showcases at the Little Carib Theatre in Woodbrook. Featuring Relator on guitar, violinist Stanley Roach and Robert Munro on cuatro Tickets cost $200 and are available at Crosby’s, St James; Kanhai Raghubir Jewellers, Eastern Main Road, Curepe; and, Trincity Mall, Trincity. Showtime is 8 pm. For more, call 282-2761 or check out the Facebook page: We Three Strings: The Concert.

19th - Trini Christmas - Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

20th - Afrikan Kultural Association and St James United International honour three legendary St James steelbands at Tripolians pan theatre, located at Terre Brulee, Fort George Road, St James. North Stars, winner of the 1964 National Panorama title, under arranger Anthony Williams ORTT; West Side Symphony, winner of the 1964 Steelband Music Festival, under the baton of Herman “Rock” Johnson; and, Crossfire, led by Roy “Scorpion” Hunte, winner of the first Independence Steelband Festival (1964), under the direction of Kenrick Desmond George.

21st - Millennium Lakes Christmas Hamper (golf) at Millennium Lakes Golf and Country Club, Trincity.

25th - Christmas Day

26th - Boxing Day

26th - 11th Annual Penta Paints Kite Flying Competition at Plymouth Recreation Grounds.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

28th - Panorama 2015 Launch at The Car Park Queen's Park Savannah Port of Spain; from 4:00 pm to 12 midnight. Admission is $100 TT. Patrons are asked to walk their coolers. Entertainment will be provided by Roy Cape All Stars and steel orchestras SupaNovas, Trinidad All Stars, Renegades, Phase II Pan Groove, Pan Jammers, Pan Elders and Fusion Steel.

31st - Old Year's Festivities

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2015
January 1st - New Year's Day

4th - Pembroke Harvest Fest

9th - Home Cooked - Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

11th - Parlatuvier Harvest Fest

11th - Spring Garden Harvest Fest

16th - Local Folklore - Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

17th to 18th - TATIL Open Invitational at St Andrew's Golf Course in Moka, Maraval from 7.50 a.m.

23rd - Ganesh Jayanti

23rd - Pan Heritage - Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

25th - Besetha Harvest Fest

25th - St. Patrick's Harvest Fest

25th - SWAHA International Hindu Organisation Annual Sports Day at the Ato Boldon Stadium; 9 am.

30th - Ole Mas vs New Mas - Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

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February 1st - Hope Harvest Fest

2nd - World Wetlands Day

4th - World Cancer Day

6th - FINALE - F.A.M. Block-O - Escape into F.A.M (Fashion. Art. Music) at Zen Night Club, #9-11, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

8th - Adelphi Harvest Fest

15th - Buccoo Harvest Fest

16th - Carnival Monday

17th - Carnival Tuesday

17th to 18th - Maha Shiva Raatri

18th - Ash Wednesday

19th - Chinese New Year (Year of Horse)

20th to 22nd - Tobago Carnival Regatta 2015 at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago.

22nd - Bon Accord Harvest Fest

22nd - Franklyn Harvest Fest

27th - Scarborough Methodist Primary School Walkathon. Walkers will then proceed along the Calder Hall Road, Fort Street,Young Street and Bacolet Street to reach the Claude Noel Highway. The route will then take walkers into Friendsfield then back to Calder Hall to the school's compound. For more information contact the school at 639-2332.

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March 1st - Mt. St. George Harvest Fest

1st to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

6th - Phagwa-Holi Festival

9th - Commonwealth Day

14th - Jazz Artists on The Greens at The Greens at Farm Road, Farm Road, Saint Joseph, Trinidad.

15th - St Francois Valley Girls' College annual 5K Run/Walk, St Clair Road, Queen's Park Savannah.

17th - St. Patrick Day

19th - St. Joseph Day

20th - International Earth Day

21st - Hindi New Year

28th - Ram Navami

30th - Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day

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April 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

1st - Mayaro Borough Days

1st - National Youth Day

3rd - Good Friday

4th - Hanuman Jayanti

5th - Easter Sunday

5th - Radio 90.5fm Easter Kite Flying at Queen's Park Savannah

6th - Easter Monday

6th - Buccoo Goat, Donkey & Crab Races at Mt. Pleasant

7th - Buccoo Goat, Donkey & Crab Races at Buccoo

7th - World Health Day

12th to 18th - National Volunteer Week

18th to 26th - The Tobago Jazz Experience (formerly the Tobago Jazz Festival) with performances at Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and the Pigeon Point Heritage Park.

19th - Charlotteville Harvest Fest

19th to 26th - Administrative Professional's Week (Secretary's Week)

22nd - Earth Day

22nd - Administrative Professional's Day (Secretary's Day)

23rd - The San Fernando City Corporation's 4th Annual San City Green Expo at Skinner Park in San Fernando; 10 am.

24th to 2nd May - Point Fortin Borough Celebrations

25th - National Rapso Day

25th to 26th - Jazz on the Beach at Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago; 11 am.

26th - Audrey Jeffers Day

26th - National Security Officers Day of Appreciation

26th - Goodwood Harvest Fest

30th - Point Fortin Borough Day.

TBA - TSTT Pan in the 21st Century/Down Memory Lane

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May 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

24th Apr to 2nd May - Point Fortin Borough Celebrations

29th Apr to 3rd May - 34th International 'Marlin Madness' Tournament – Tobago, hosted by Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association. For more information visit http://ttgfa.com.

2nd - The Scleroderma Care Foundation will hold its Fith Annual Awareness Walk “Unite Against Scleroderma” at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain from 3 pm. The Scleroderma Care Foundation continues to raise awareness of the chronic, auto-immune disease and raise some of the funds required to keep the organisation going. 2nd - Pan on the Move (Point Fortin Borough Celebrations) at Market Square, Point Fortin.

2nd - Belle Garden Harvest Fest

2nd - Choka Fest (sada roti with a range of choka, including baigan, tomatoes, aloo, coconut, salt-fish and smoked herring) at Nu Image Simplex Complex, New Grant, Princes Town.

2nd - The Vitas House Hospice fifth annual Tea Party in the Port-of-Spain Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency; from 3 pm to 6 pm. Tickets costing $450 are available through the Hospice or 628-4673 and 628-9824.

2nd - Point Fortin Borough Day Regatta at Guapo Beach Facility, Clifton Hill, Point Fortin; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

6th to 12th - Nurses Week (Nurses Day 6th)

7th - Feast of La Divina Pastora - Siparia Fete

8th - Mother's Day Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions - RGP) at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Tobago . For more information contact RGP at 622-0834 and 628-9158.

9th - Europe Day

10th - Mother's Day

10th - Mason Hall Harvest Fest

10th - Mother's Day Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions - RGP) at the Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain. For more information contact RGP at 622-0834 and 628-9158. 12th - International Nurses Day

16th - Rainbow Cup International Triathlon at Grafton Beach, Tobago

16th - 17th - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo; 9:30 am.

17th - Whim Garden Harvest Fest

18th - United Way of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UWTT) National Day of Caring.

22nd to 24th - Sugar & Energy Festival at Gilbert Park, California. 23rd to 24th - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo; 2 pm.

2rd - The annual Gourmet Evening hosted by the Lions Club of Port of Spain Central at the Club’s Cultural Centre on Fitz Blackman Drive, Woodbrook, from 6.30 pm.

24th - Delaford Harvest Fest

25th - Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point.

25th - African Liberation Day

28th - Arima Boys’ Government School's Walkathon. It begins at 7 a.m., with the start and end points at the school, King Street, Arima.

29th - Whitehall Striders 20th annual Maracas Walk; 12.2 miles from the Queen’s Park Savannah to Maracas Beach; 4 am. Interesting persons can call the Whitehall Strider coordinators Yvonne Gordon at 797-1070 and Roy Bisnath at 628-1763.

29th to 31st - Salsa Fiesta TnT at Cascadia Hotel, Port of spain. For more information visit http://www.salsafiestatnt.com.

29th to 31st - Chief Secretary's Tournament (golf) at Plantations Golf Club, Lowlands, Tobago.

30th - Indian Arrival Day

30th - Mere Desh Celebrations at the Centre Pointe Mall Chaguanas

30th - ComPANion Sports and Family Day at Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas

30th - Tobago May Pole Festival entitled Colours of D'Wind at Goodwood High School. The festival begins at 2pm and will also include an exhibition of traditional food and craft.

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June 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

1st - Whit Monday

4th - Corpus Christi

5th - World Environmental Day

5th to 7th - Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce's Sugar and Energy Festival and Central Games at Gilbert Park, California.

5th to 13th - WeBeat Festival 2015 at at the St James Park and Amphitheatre.

7th - Bloody Bay Fest

7th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: Rienzi Cycling Classic at 5 a.m. and ends at 10 am.

7th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: Thanksgiving Service at the Fyzabad Union Hall.

12th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: Labour Day Calypso Finals at Fyzabad Hall 7 pm.

13th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: A Festival of Drums at the Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad at 5 pm.

13th to 14th/19th to 20th - Tobago Dragon Boat Association Regatta at Pigeon Point Heritage Park; 8am to 4pm. For more information visit http://ttdbf.webs.com.

14th - Roxborough Harvest Fest

14th - World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)

14th - The 21st Annual Ganga Dhaaraa River Festival at Blanchisseusee

14th - Ganga Dashaharae

19th - Labour Day

19th - Labor Day Celebrations 2015: >the Butler Classics, Labour Day March, Labour Day show.

19th - Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) Butler 20K Run in San Fernando

19th - Butler Day Celebrations hosted by Tobago African Union (TAU) at Dock Site on Milford Road from 6 p.m.

19th to 21st - The Tableland Pineapple Farmers' Association (TPFA) Annual Fruit Festival at Nu Image Simplex Complex, Tableland.

21st - Father's Day

21st - Lambeau Harvest Fest

21st - The Friends of Victory Foundation (FoVF)'s Sixth Annual "Victory Games" at Police Barracks Grounds, Long Circular Road, St James.

21st - The Father's Day Spectacular at Centre of Excellence in Macoya. For further information visit www.rafimohammed.com.

21st - Annual Father's Day concert by Raymond Ramnarine and his band, Dil-E- Nadan at Nu Image Simplex Complex, New Grant, Princes Town; 8 pm.

21st - The Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago. The gates open at 10 am. and admission is free. The delicious cuisine being sold in the local and international food courts will be on sale from 11 am.

22nd to 26th - Trinidad & Tobago Jazz Week at various venues. For more information on TnT Jazz Week visit us on Facebook: Jazz Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago or call 625-7123 / 689-4298.

23rd - Port of Spain Day

26th to 28th - Charlotteville Fisherman Festival at Charlotteville.

27th - World Diabetes Day

27th - The Ministry of Sport's National Youth Sport Festival at Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena and Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua from 8 am.

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July 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

2nd - St Peter's Day (Fisherman's Fete) at Matelot Village

2nd to 6th - Mango Festival at UWI (University of West Indies)

4th - Roxborough Sea Food Festival at Roxborough Hard Court

7th - Castara Harvest Fest

10th to 13th - Tobago Motor Rally at Turtle Beach.

11th - Miss Arima Pageant Royale (Arima Fest 2015)

11th - Box Car Derby (Arima Fest 2015)

11th to 12th - Tobago Invitational Golf Tournament.

13th - Caricom Day

16th to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival

18th - Eid-ul-Fitr

18th - Rath Yaatra

19th - Food Fair (Arima Fest 2015)

24th - Parangrama (Arima Fest 2015)

29th to 2nd Aug - Great Fete Weekend in Tobago.

31st to 2nd Aug - Delaford Fishermen Festival

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August 1st Mar to 31st Aug - Leatherback Watching in Tobago

16th Jul to 1st Aug - Tobago Heritage Festival

29th Jul to 2nd Aug - Great Fete Weekend in Tobago.

31st Jul to 2nd Aug - Delaford Fishermen Festival

1st - Emancipation Day

1st - Arima Borough Days

1st - Arima Fest

2nd - Speyside Harvest Fest

2nd - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 4pm

2nd - The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament at Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, call 389-7413.

5th to 9th - Santa Rosa Festival

7th - 4th Annual Curry Duck and Cocktails Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

9th - Parlatuvier Fisherfolk Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

12th - International Youth Day

22nd - 2015 Great Race from Pier 1 Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; Pirogues class leave at 6:50am.; M Class leave at 8am.

23rd - 103FM Curry Duck Competition at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas.

23rd - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival (Arima Fest 2015)

29th - Raksha Bandhan

> 30th - Santa Rosa Day

31st - Independence Day

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September 4th - Shri Krishna Janam Ashtmi

11th to 13th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd. at Laventille compound.

20th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay.

20th - International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) at various beaches in TnT.

24th - Republic Day

26th - 17th Annual Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Classic

26th to 27th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament

27th to 12th Oct - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh)

27th to 27th Oct - Ram Leela Festival

28th - Tourism Day

29th to 4th Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic

30th - Caribbean Youth Day

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October 27th Sep to 12th Oct - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh)

27th Sep to 27th Oct - Ram Leela Festival

29th Sep to 4th Oct - Tobago International Cycling Classic

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

4th to 10th - Fire Prevention Week

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days

11th - Store Bay Open Water Swimming Classic at Store Bay Beach.

11th - Dragon Boat Festival at the western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas, (next to the Military Museum) from 8 am. to 4 pm.

12th - Chinese Arrival Day

14th - The Third Annual Beacon sponsored Cycling on the Avenue, also called 'Cycling on the Avenue 3' 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, in Woodbrook. 16th - World Food Day

18th - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L’Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds - An annual event of entertainment and cooking.

18th to 25th - National Tourism Week

22nd - Ramleela

24th - United Nations Day

25th - Patience Hill Harvest Fest

25th - The 12th edition (2015) of the University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) Half-Marathon.

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day

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November 1st - Black Rock Harvest Fest

1st - All Saint's Day

2nd - All Soul's Day

6th to 8th - Bago Sport Beach Football International. For more information visit http://www.bagosports.com.

11th- Divali

11th - Rememberance Day

14th - World Diabetes Day

15th - Les Couteaux Harvest Fest

15th - Moriah Harvest Fest

15th - Scarborough Harvest Fest

18th - San Fernando Day

22nd - Mt. Gomery Harvest Fest

23rd - Hosay Festival

25th - Kaartik

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December 1st - International World National AIDS Day

3rd - The 7th Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

5th to 11th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

6th - Plymouth Harvest Fest

11th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat. The parade is scheduled to start at 3pm from the Old Market car park.

13th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

25th - Christmas Day

26th - Boxing Day

26th - 12th Annual Penta Paints Kite Flying Competition at Plymouth Recreation Grounds.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

31st - Old Year's Festivities

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Carnival 2015 - Febuary 16th & 17th
Carnival 2016 - February 8th & 9th
Carnival 2017 - February 27th & 28th
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice.
Dates in red are public holidays
Key Dates in History

  • 1498 - Christopher Columbus claims Trinidad for the Spanish Crown.
  • 1592 - The Spanish Colonise Trinidad and retain possession for two centuries.
  • 1610 - Dutch traders sell Trinidad its first African slaves
  • 1797 - British forces capture Trinidad and Tobago in 1802
  • 1802 to 1814 - Immigrant Program from China.
  • 1814 - Tobago, which has changed hands several times, is ceded to Britian.
  • 1845 - First indentured immigrants from India (the programme lasted till 1917).
  • 1888 - Tobago is linked with Trinidad in a single administrative unit.
  • 1941 - US military bases built in Trinidad.
  • 1956 - Dr. Eric Williams founds PNM and wins general elections; main support from blacks. Indian population supports opposition
  • 1958 - Trinidad & Tobago joins the Federation of the West Indies and remains a member until its dissolution four years later.
  • 1962 - Independence from Britian.
  • 1970 - Black Power demonstrations cause brief state of emergency.
  • 1976 - Republic within the Commonwealth.
  • 1980 - The Tobago House of Assembly established, internal autonomy 1987.
  • 1981 - Dr. Eric Williams dies after being Head of Government (as Chief Minister and Prime Minister) for 25 years.
  • 1988 - Baseo Panday dismissed from cabinet; forms left wing UNC.
  • 1990 - Prime Minister taken hostage in failed fundamentalist coup.
  • 2010 - Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar was sworn in on May 26, 2010 as the country's first female Prime Minister for Trinidad and Tobago
  • note #1: In the late 18th century both Trinidad and Tobago were cultivated and effectively administered by the French, under an agreement with the Spanish. It was during this period that the French started the plantation system on both islands and began importing the requisite slave labor.





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