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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Is Carnival/Shrove Tuesday a Public Holiday?

While Carnival/Shrove Tuesday is not an official public holiday, it is traditionally a non-working day for most employees, so many businesses are closed.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016TueFeb 9Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2021TueFeb 16Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2022TueMar 1Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2023TueFeb 21Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2024TueFeb 13Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2025TueMar 4Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday
2026TueFeb 17Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday

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