Friday, September 24, 2010

Republic Day in Trinidad and Tobago

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO REPUBLIC DAY

Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1st, 1976. The event is celebrated as a public holiday on September 24th because this is the date when the first Parliament met under the new Republican Constitution. The date was removed from the official calendar of holidays from 1999 to 2001 to make way for the Spiritual Baptist (Shouter) Liberation Day which is celebrated on March 30th. The Republic Day holiday was reinstated in 2002.

Happy Republic Day to my adopted country, Trinidad and Tobago of which I am not a citizen but a resident.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Republic T&T. It's raining in Diego. A lot actually. I am now gonna check Jodie's blog.

    Tami

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