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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the fasting period of Lent (for Western Christians), 47 days before Easter Sunday. Shrove Tuesday is also called Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or 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.

Carnival or Mardi Gras parades are mainly celebrated on Shrove Monday and Shrove Tuesday.

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Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
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
2027TueFeb 9Carnival/Shrove TuesdayDe facto holiday

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