Prime Minister calls for Prayer and Thanksgiving
A cross section of the country’s religious leaders will join the National Steel Symphony Orchestra, the Lydians and others, in celebrating 39 years of Republican Status, a strong democracy illustrated by peaceful transitions of governments over the years, the richness of our diversity and the prosperity we have enjoyed.
Nationals of all faiths are encouraged to pray, individually or together, for peace and harmony in the Nation, and for guidance for its leaders to steer the ship of State on a path of progress, for the benefit of all our people. Read more here
About Republic Day
Trinidad and Tobago officially ceased being a Commonwealth realm on August 1, 1976 with the promulgation of a new, republican constitution. Republic Day is however celebrated as a public holiday on 24 September, the date when the first Parliament met. The holiday was not included in the official calendar of observances from 1999 to 2001 to make way for Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day, which is celebrated on 30 March. The Republic Day holiday was reinstated in 2002.